Readers should not think that restricting the vote through stricter identity and registration guidelines only applies to the USA (So how can the Republicans ensure Obama's supporters don't re-elect him to the White House?
Make it harder to vote, World news, August 12). Moves towards individual electoral registration (IER) in Britain could do the same here. While moves to eradicate fraud are welcome, worries about the extent of such fraud tend to be overstated. More important are the potential effects of such reforms, which tend to benefit parties with higher-class, better-educated electorates and penalise parties reliant on poorer voters.
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