Facing South has a splendid entry today about the continuing drama over imposing harsh photo ID laws on voters. It begins by noting that US Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to deliver a landmark speech today declaring that the federal government will become a more active player by fulfilling its responsibility to protect voting rights. It includes a link to a report from the Republican National Lawyers Association, which oddly enough documents the point it wants to refute: cases of voter fraud are very rare and the cases that a photo ID would prevent are even more rare. There are other valuable links in the Facing South blog. Here’s one more: The ACLU today filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin’s new voter ID law as an unconstitutional infringement of citizens’ voting rights. Read the brief profiles of the plaintiffs in the news release and you’ll understand why a strict photo ID law ruins, rather than protects, the integrity of free and fair elections.