The combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may hinder at least 10 million Hispanic citizens who seek to vote this fall.
A federal court struck down a Texas voter ID law Tuesday, in a major blow to Republican legislatures and governors around the country that are pursuing such legislation.
As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.
Today the Department of Justice announced that they would block the new Texas voter photo ID law because the new law would “disproportionately suppress” turnout among eligible Hispanic voters.
So far this year, 34 states have introduced laws that would make it harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012, 12 passed.
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Six states have enacted some form of government ID laws, meaning that citizens cannot cast a vote until they show some form of ID. The majority of people may have an ID but there is a percentage who do not, according to the Brennan Center for Justice