On The Other Hand...

You have to love this kind of obsessive, religious evenhandedness:

"Election policy debates like photo ID and same-day registration have become so fierce around the country because they are founded more on passionate belief than proven fact," said Doug Chapin, an election-law expert at the Pew Center on the States. "One side is convinced fraud is rampant; the other believes that disenfranchisement is widespread. Neither can point to much in the way of evidence to support their position, so they simply turn up the volume."

This is in the midst of an article about how Republican legislatures in states all over the country are trying to pass legal restrictions that make it harder for college students to vote, because they tend to vote for Democrats. So on the one hand, you have Republicans believing that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Democrats. On the other, you have Democrats angry with Republicans using restrictive voter laws to make it more difficult for Democratic-leaning constituencies to cast ballots. On the latter issue, there happens to be broad bipartisan agreement, both from the Democrats opposing the laws and the Republicans putting them in place.

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