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What effect did Voter ID laws have on the election?

Suevon Lee, ProPublica | Nov. 15, 2012 Elaine Schmottlach has been a ballot clerk in the small southeastern New Hampshire town of Nottingham for the last 25 years. Yet when it came time for her to vote on Nov. 6, she had to show valid photo identification as required under a new state law. Schmottlach […]


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Need to Know’s Rick Carr reports on controversial changes to election rules in the battleground state of Florida — will they root out voter fraud or keep legitimate voters from the polls.


Ask the experts: Voter ID laws

As the presidential campaigns wind down and voting begins in earnest in less than two weeks, much of the conversation has turned from polls and debates to the mechanics of voting. The concerns around voting range from fraud to disenfranchisement. Of particular note are the legislative attempts at changing the voting process, particularly in make-or-break […]


Poll: At the polls

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Courts say Texas discriminated against black and Latino voters

by Lois Beckett and Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Sept. 4, 2012, 10:59 a.m. How does Texas discriminate against minority voters? Federal judges counted the ways. Last Tuesday, a panel of federal court judges ruled that new district maps drawn by Texas’ Republican-controlled legislature weakened the influence of Latino voters and in some cases evinced “discriminatory intent” […]


Ohio voter I.D. bill hits roadblock

Ohio’s secretary of state opposes a measure that would require a government-issued I.D. to vote.

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