How Not to Report on #VoterID

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Mark Kleiman slags Tom Edsall’s he-said-she-said reporting on voter ID:

There’s a difference between the belief on the right that elections are being stolen by ineligible voters and the belief on the left that eligible voters are being denied the right to vote. The former belief is, to use a technical epistemological term, false, while the latter, and the related claim that those voters are disproportionately non-white and poor, are demonstrably true.

When one side can’t point to a single actual instance of in-person voter fraud, it doesn’t make sense for reporters to treat both sides’ claims as having equal merit.

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