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Using data available from Liu’s website, www.easystates.com, he’s taken a closer look at the current picture of voting protections and suppressions in all 50 states.
Voter ID laws are becoming more common and more strict, and the stakes for American democracy are high and growing higher by the year. New research from the University of California San Diego provides evidence that voter ID laws disproportionately reduce voter turnout in more racially diverse areas. As a result, the voices of racial minorities become more muted and the relative influence of white America grows.