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Editorial: Fraudulent claims of voter fraud

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2014 General Election

A voter walks back to their car after casting his vote at the Municipal Court building in Piedmont.

In the latter half of the past century, Alabama, like most states, struck a workable balance between encouraging participation at the polls and fighting against voter fraud.

Voters were asked to provide a form of identity, which might include a utility bill, a student ID or a simple voter registration card. It was a measure of accountability against in-person voter fraud yet not too much for something that is extremely rare and grossly ineffective in swaying most elections.