Dear Editor, In response to Republicans wanting voter photo IDs. If the GOP in Texas and other states want voter photo IDs so badly, then why doesn't the party push for state photo IDs instead of making it an issue of curbing voter fraud? Certainly, states should have the right to request that every legal citizen has a photo ID for identification purposes. The state also has the right to request some sort of photo ID for noncitizens visiting or working here legally via passports and/or other legal visiting documents with a photo. However, to tie the reason for requiring photo IDs to curbing voter fraud is in itself a fraudulent action, and also a lie. The percentage of actual voter fraud due to individuals falsely voting is almost nil. Most cases of voter fraud occur with voting machine integrity issues and with those people in charge of managing the voting system, and processing votes who initiate an illegal action, especially with regard to mail-in voting. So, if the GOP wants to require photo IDs it should do so in an intelligent and reality-based manner and not make it an issue of voter fraud.