LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Showing ID is no burden to voting

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U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman’s reasoning in his ruling on the Wisconsin voter-ID case is truly astounding (“The sanctity of the ballot requires voter IDs,” editorial, Web, May 1).

Judge Adelman wrote that requiring a photo ID would deter blacks and Hispanics from voting “even if they could obtain IDs without much difficulty … .” How significant a burden is it to require that someone who already has a photo ID present it at the polling place to show that they are who they say they are before they are allowed to cast a ballot?

It is hard to believe that this “burden” is significant enough to prevent the system from being able to ensure legitimate voters that they will not be disenfranchised by illegally cast ballots, which could cancel out legally cast votes.

VICTOR CHOLEWICKI

Washington

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