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Thanks for writing this. Pate not being able to answer such a simple question is a worrisome indicator of his priorities, I think. These laws aren't about addressing voter fraud, which doesn't even approach statistical significance here or anywhere else in this country. They're about making it harder to vote, especially for groups that tend to lean Democratic, like college students, minorities, and poor people (as you know, but you're more diplomatic than me). If he were some election law policy wonk sincerely trying to improve our voting system, he could've answered that question in his sleep. Instead, he showed his cards as a guy whose only goal is to suppress voter turnout. The means by which that goal is carried out aren't even important enough to him to understand.