RLCNH: Voter ID Laws Prevent Disenfranchisement

An obvious concern with voter ID laws is that the procedures intended to prevent fraudulent voting will disenfranchise some legitimate voters.

Voter ID supporters could argue that the procedures will not, in fact, deprive any citizens of their right to vote. The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire takes a different tack with this gem, using the propaganda technique of inverting customary meanings to redefine and co-opt the word disenfranchise.

a voter ID bill is necessary to ensure that legitimate voters are not disenfranchised by votes from people who shouldn’t be voting.

George Orwell would be proud.