We All Agree: Strict Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Burden Minorities

@article{Hajnal2018WeAA,
  title={We All Agree: Strict Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Burden Minorities},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Hajnal and John Kuk and Nazita Lajevardi},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={80},
  pages={1052 - 1059}
}
Voter ID laws determine who can and who cannot vote. Given the recent propagation of these laws by Republican legislatures, efforts by the Trump administration and other state legislatures to expand their reach, and the wide-ranging impact that all of this could have on racial and ethnic minorities, it is imperative that we understand their consequences. The research presented by Grimmer et al. misleads more than it informs. Their comment seeks to convince readers that voter ID laws help… 

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