Study: Voter-ID Laws Have Led To Less Voting By People Of Color
People on opposing sides of the political aisle have fought about voter fraud v. voter suppression for years, especially in recent elections.
Thirty-three states have approved voter-identification laws in what they say has been an attempt to limit fraud.
A new study by three political scientists indicates those laws have led to less voting by people of color.
For example, in the states without stricter voter-ID laws, turnout by Latinos is about 5 percent lower than for whites. But in the states with tighter ID laws, the difference spreads to more than 13 percent.
Professor Zoltan Hajnal of University of California-San Diego was one of the political scientists who conducted the study.