Voter photo ID plan would cost too much

To the editor:

Your Dec. 2 editorial in support of Secretary of State Ross Miller’s expensive scheme to try to curb one small form of voter fraud shook me.

You failed to state that just the projected start-up costs of this photo ID-voter registration marriage would be between $15 million and $20 million, as reported in an earlier Review-Journal article. Isn’t that about $7 for every Nevada man, woman and child? And we can only imagine what the continuing costs to staff and run this program will be, and how many years we will have to shoulder the costs to get the program right.

These schemes are akin to stomping out a tiny ant with an elephant’s foot.

In a time when fiscal belt-tightening should be the order of the day, it would seem that Mr. Miller is ignoring this, and he is trying to stir up more hysteria for a program that will actually do little to curtail voter fraud.

Susan Houston

Las Vegas

Gerrymandering

To the editor:

The biggest problem with voting isn’t individuals having ID. The redistricting process is where the greatest fraud lies.

The courts are so ignorant of the Constitution that they equate equal protection with equal results. There are about five Republican voters in Nevada for every six Democrats, however Democrats win legislative seats by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. This is because of small boutique districts designed to pander to minorities. Until this politically correct bigotry ends, voting is futile for those disenfranchised by the law.

Don’t expect a peep from the Democrats. They can justify discrimination as long as it serves them.

Matt Davis

Las Vegas

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