May 23, 2017

How the Wisconsin ID law affected the vote

IVN - Ari Berman wrote an article for The Nation in which he reported on a new study from Priorities USA. The study found that voter ID laws in Wisconsin led to the suppression of 200,000 votes in the 2016 presidential election. The study claims:
“While states with no change to voter identification laws witnessed an average increased turnout of +1.3% from 2012 to 2016, Wisconsin’s turnout (where voter ID laws changed to strict) dropped by -3.3%. If turnout had instead increased by the national no-change average, we estimate that over 200,000 more voters would have voted in Wisconsin in 2016.”

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