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Point: Why Conservatives Can’t — and Won’t — Quit Voter ID Laws
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Point: Why Conservatives Can’t — and Won’t — Quit Voter ID Laws

Danielle Root writes about why voter ID laws are unnecessary and discriminatory—and how they are being used for political ends.

It’s another election year, which means that voter ID laws are back in the news.

Already, Kentucky Republican legislators introduced a new bill requiring voters to present a limited form of ID when they show up to the polls before casting a ballot. If passed, the voter ID law, which is supported by Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, would be in place for November’s general elections.

A similar push is being made by Republican legislators in Nebraska, while implementation of North Carolina’s new voter ID law was recently blocked by a federal judge for being discriminatory. North Carolina’s new law was meant to replace a previous iteration struck down in 2016 for targeting African-Americans “with almost surgical precision.”

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Authors

Danielle Root

Director, Voting Rights and Access to Justice