Once again, the fear mongers are out [“ID at voting booth is valid,” Letters, Dec. 20]. For years, conservatives have been leveling false accusations about voter fraud, which no serious research has ever shown to be a significant problem in America. Now they blame undocumented immigrants, just another ruse to justify suppressing the votes of communities of color, which are most affected by voter ID laws.
In 2012, members of the African-American and Latino community will vote en masse. In my hometown, we will build on our 2011 voter mobilization efforts and make sure our neighbors vote. Only the most cynical politician would try to keep us from exercising that basic right.
Kevin M. Nelson, Central Islip
Editor’s note: The writer is a member of New York Communities for Change, a grassroots organizing group.