False Equivalence in NYT Story on Voter ID and Judge Posner?

That’s the claim of the Brad Blog about John Schwartz’s recent article.

Yes it is true it contains one of those “he said, she said” type sentences.  But I took the entire thrust of the article to be a ding at those who claim voter fraud is a big problem requiring voter i.d.  That seems to be the point of both Judge Posner’s quotes about “trickery” as well as the statement quoted from Posner’s book that voter id is “a type of law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of fraud prevention.” That gets followed up with a quote from me about how in the last election cycle both Democratic-leaning and Republican-leaning judges started getting more suspicious about these kinds of laws.

Doesn’t look like false equivalence to me.


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