Analysis of Georgia photo ID law shows increased minority voter turnout

In both federal elections held in Georgia since its voter ID became effective, the increase in turnout of Hispanic and black voters dwarfed the increase in turnout of white voters. As shown by these data—as well as the fact that federal and state courts in Georgia dismissed lawsuits filed against the Georgia voter ID law that had claimed it was both unconstitutional and discriminatory—voter ID requirements can be easily met by almost all voters and do not have a discriminatory or disparate impact on racial minorities. Georgia’s experience also shows that the number of voters who do not already have an acceptable photo ID is very small.

DOJ has chosen to ignore the evidence of increased or no impact on voter turnout found in Section 5 and other states that require photo identification.  However, it is unlikely the federal courts or the Supreme Court will ignore such highly relevant evidence.

read the full analysis here.

 
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