Column in Wisconsin State Journal:
A couple of astute readers contacted me this week with an idea for making at least a little sense out of the senseless:
If the Republican-controlled Legislature passes a bill to add photos of food stamp recipients to their food stamp debit cards, why not make the cards valid IDs for voting under the state’s recently upheld voter ID law?
Adding photos to the debit cards used in the state food stamps program — known as Quest cards and FoodShare, respectively — could be a cost-efficient way to help guard against a small portion of the indeterminate amount of fraud in the FoodShare program and protect democracy from a voter fraud problem that studies have shown doesn’t exist.
Talk about killing two (mostly imaginary) birds with one stone.