Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes

  title={Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes},
  author={Zoltan L. Hajnal and Nazita Lajevardi and Lindsay Nielson},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={363 - 379}
  • Zoltan L. Hajnal, Nazita Lajevardi, Lindsay Nielson
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • The proliferation of increasingly strict voter identification laws around the country has raised concerns about voter suppression. Although there are many reasons to suspect that these laws could harm groups like racial minorities and the poor, existing studies have been limited, with most occurring before states enacted strict identification requirements, and they have uncovered few effects. By using validated voting data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study for several recent… CONTINUE READING
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