Chapin and Martinez on Crawford

Doug Chapin of and Ray Martinez, previously a commissioner at the EAC and now head of governmental affairs at Rice, weigh in on the Crawford case in Sunday’s Washington Times.

Doug and Ray point out that, for all the heated rhetoric over voter ID, there remains painfully sparse empirical evidence regarding the impact of voter ID on hindering the right to vote or on assuring the integrity of the electoral process.

They call for further research in the area, but they don’t really say what the they think the Court should do in the interim–deny standing, kick it back to the lower court, or what.