Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies

  title={Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies},
  author={Keith Gunnar Bentele and Erin O’Brien},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={1088 - 1116}
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in state legislation likely to reduce access for some voters, including photo identification and proof of citizenship requirements, registration restrictions, absentee ballot voting restrictions, and reductions in early voting. Political operatives often ascribe malicious motives when their opponents either endorse or oppose such legislation. In an effort to bring empirical clarity and epistemological standards to what has been a deeply-charged… 

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