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June 05, 2014


Study Finds Discrimination Behind Voter ID Laws

A new University of Southern California study finds strong evidence that "discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws." the Washington Post reports.

"The findings raise questions about the constitutionality of voter ID laws, which the Supreme Court affirmed in 2007 on the basis that Indiana's strict law represented a "generally applicable, nondiscriminatory voting regulation." For quick background, these laws require registered voters to show some sort of government-issued ID before they vote -- supporters say they're necessary to prevent voter fraud, while opponents counter that they disproportionately affect elderly, minority and low-income groups."














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