voter ID law
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has permitted Texas to enforce its controversial voter ID law in the Nov. 4 election.
Is requiring proof of citizenship for voters a way to protect the integrity of elections? Or is it an illegal tactic that will keep many older Americans and minorities away from the polls?
New voter identification laws in 10 states could make it difficult for millions of Americans to cast ballots, according to a new report from New York University's Brennan Center for Justice. Older adults and minorities are especially likely to be left out: About 18 percent of Americans 65 and older, 25 percent of blacks and 16 percent of Hispanics lack the type of ID required by the new voting laws.
Over 80 years old and living in Philadelphia? Then there's more than a one in four chance that you don't have the identification you'll need to vote this fall, according to an analysis by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This post was updated on July 9.
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