The Politics and Problems of Voter ID Laws

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Should voters have to show photo ID's on Election Day? Several states say yes and have laws in place. But when South Carolina passed a new law which required a photo ID at the polls, the Justice Department stepped in to block it. On our rebroadcast of To the Point,  guest host Sara Terry looks at what's at stake. Do ID laws have adverse effects on the election process, or do they help prevent fraud? Also, transporting LACMA's giant boulder, and the life of Helen Frankenthaler and her impact as a second generation Abstract Expressionist.

Banner image: Hazel Dukes (L), President of the NAACP New York State Conference, and other civil rights activists announce the 'Stand for Freedom' voting rights campaign on the steps of City Hall on November 8, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Frances Anderton