Norman Ornstein Fixes America's Broken Election System

On June 25 in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (1965). This decision has raised a lot concern about democracy in America. Not to put too fine a point on it, the debate over elections in America is divided into those who worry about access, voter suppression, and making voting and registration easier, and those who worry about election theft due to voter fraud. One side thinks that the new voter ID requirements are an unnecessary impediment, while the other side insists that something more substantial than a utility bill should be required to take part in determining the course of our nation. Both sides in this debate make valid points. On July 17 in "Let's enact a new Voting Rights Act" at the Washington Post, Norman Ornstein lists four reforms he thinks should be enacted to fix America's broken election system. The fourth reform holds promise: ●A Social Security card as a valid voter ID. Any American citizen who...(Read Full Article)