Since Republican victories in 2010 numerous state legislatures have instituted a large number of voting laws designed to address a virtually nonexistent problem. The instances of voter fraud in the United States is miniscule as a percentage of the voting public. Many of those instances are attributed to clerical errors rather than intentional acts. Despite this, 34 states have passed new voting rules. This leads to the question, if voting fraud is virtually nonexistent then what is the motivation to spend so much time, effort and money to curtail it?