September 16, 2021 12:16 pm ET
Regarding your editorial “Democrats hate voter ID again” (September 8): Conservatives have long advocated cost-benefit analyzes for regulations. If the government made one for voter identification, it would fail.
The benefit is minuscule. Voter identification only avoids one type of fraud: when one person shows up at the polls and claims to be another person. This is extremely rare, as it is the most risky type of fraud and it is not practical to do it in large numbers. In terms of costs, if each voter takes ten seconds to break to get their ID, check it and put it back in the wallet, which is an additional 270,000 hours nationwide to hold an election. with 100 million voters.