Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Moyers Voter ID Map - Great Article

On Bill Moyers and Company – a great article and a fantastic map.

You HAVE TO CLICK ON THE MAP – which takes you to another map where you can find a wealth of information about voting – a lot of work went into this.

A few snips

Map: Voter ID Laws by State
August 20, 2012
by Theresa Riley

Demonstrators hold signs at an NAACP-organized rally on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., to protest the state's new voter identification law. Democrats say it's an election year stunt to steal the White House. Republicans say it's necessary to prevent voting fraud. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

In our recent interview with Keesha Gaskins and Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice, Bill highlighted new election laws that keep the young, elderly, minorities and the poor from voting.

Key to this disenfranchisement is a nationwide surge in voter ID laws. Since 2005 — when the Indiana and Georgia state legislatures passed strict photo ID requirements for voters, some thirty states have passed voter ID laws, many based on model legislation drafted in 2009 by ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council (we’ll have more coverage on ALEC in a few weeks).

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