Why the Sky Didn't Fall: Mobilizing Anger in Reaction to Voter ID Laws

  title={Why the Sky Didn't Fall: Mobilizing Anger in Reaction to Voter ID Laws},
  author={Nicholas A. Valentino and Fabian Guy Neuner},
  journal={Political Psychology},
Since 2002, 26 U.S. states have passed laws that enhance restrictions on voters who intend to register and vote. Most have been sponsored by Republican legislators and passed by states with large Republican majorities. Proponents of such identification requirements argue that they are necessary to ensure the integrity of the electoral system by reducing voter fraud. Many Democrats have cried foul, arguing these laws are motivated by crass partisanship at best, and racial bias at worst, because… 

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