Making it harder to vote isn't a side effect. It's the goal.
This just in: The organization created to fight "voter fraud" and which organized to defend against "voter fraud" on election day
found no voter fraud.
A week before Election Day, the “voter integrity” group True the Vote released a new smart phone app to empower its army of citizen detectives to report suspected incidents of voter fraud and intimidation across the country, in the hopes of creating, as True the Vote’s founder Catherine Engelbrecht put in an interview on Monday, “an archive that will finally pull the curtain back on the myth that there is no voter fraud.”
But it seems that the evidence of massive voter fraud that Engelbrecht hoped to expose failed to materialize. In the week that the app was available, users recorded only 18 incidents of election irregularities, the vast majority of which had nothing to do with True the Vote’s policy priorities.
Even those 18 "irregularities" were thin, ranging from malfunctioning voting machines (which is not "voter fraud") to a Texas voter complaining a black person was standing too close to them (again, thin evidence of "fraud"). So the entire nationwide enterprise was a total bust. (Not, of course, that that will dampen the group's conviction that "voter fraud" is all around them. No sir, this just proves that the "voter fraud" has Klingon cloaking technology.)
Keep the names True the Vote and Catherine Engelbrecht in mind. Englebrecht made a name for herself with a purely fraudulent and overtly racial claim that "The New Black Panthers" were coming to conduct Texas "voter fraud," a bit of race-baiting so successful that new Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott raided the voter registration group Engelbrecht claimed was in on the scheme. The group's supposed fight against "voter fraud," in other words, was from the start based on fabricated claims about black voters specifically, which should give you a gigantic clue about why their preferred "solutions" to fraud all revolve around making it more expensive and time-consuming for poor or minority voters to cast votes at all.