Originally posted by whodey
Should people be required to prove they are citizens in order to vote?
Still, in terms of the underlying issue, it's little more than a tactical ploy to gain electoral advantage for Democrats. These aren't issues upon which people make persuasive moral arguments. Those who will benefit support them. Those who won't, don't.
The West Wing did an excellent bit on this in the episode "Mr. Willis of Ohio" on whether sampling should be used in census calculations. After convincing a Republican Congressman to allow sampling (which will increase minority representation and thus help Democrats), Toby admits that he made the argument out of political expediency rather than real conviction ("I'm not crazy about the precedent... What's next, deciding the presidency based on a poll of 1,150 people +/- 3%?)
Scene starts about about 21 minutes in.
I miss The West Wing.