Strict Id Laws Don't Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008–2018

@article{Cantoni2019StrictIL,
  title={Strict Id Laws Don't Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008–2018},
  author={Enrico Cantoni and Vincent Pons},
  journal={PSN: Voters \& Elections (Topic)},
  year={2019}
}
U.S. states increasingly require identification to vote – an ostensive attempt to deter fraud that prompts complaints of selective disenfranchisement. Using a difference-in-differences design on a 1.3-billion-observations panel, we find the laws have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation. These results hold through a large number of specifications and cannot be attributed to mobilization against the laws… 

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