Voter ID Laws

In 2005, Indiana passed a law requiring voters to present a government issued photo-ID before they would be allowed to vote. The law was challenged by voting rights advocates and was upheld by the Appellate Court and ultimately, the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court concluded that the burden...
When Barack Obama won a second term in the White House in November 2012, many observers concluded that new voting ID laws hadn't had much effect on turnout. After all, the election had swung in Democrats’ favor, and young and minority voters comprised a larger share of the electorate than...
The right to vote is just that – a fundamental right which is the cornerstone of American democracy. In the 2012 election, that sacred value was challenged in a way we have not seen in a couple of generations, perhaps since the civil and voting rights movements of the 1960s. Some powerful...
Celebrating Pennsylvania’s recent passage of a restrictive piece of voter ID legislation, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) stated, “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done." This statement, shocking only for its honesty,...
The Wausau Daily Herald reported Sunday that Ruthelle Frank, an 84 year old Wisconsin woman who has voted in every election since 1948 and served on her village board since 1996, might not be able to vote in 2012 unless she can cough up $200 to prove she really is Ruthelle Frank. The state’s...
State legislatures across the country have recently passed new laws that make it more difficult for citizens to vote. In a conversation moderated by Tova Wang of Demos, we will discuss what is being done to fight back against some of these new restrictive laws, and how people can get involved....
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