Today's Date: June 25, 2022
Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   PEOPLE's Food Awards 2022 Winner – LaCroix Cherry Blossom: "It’s Like Spring in a Can!”   •   RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List   •   Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •    Tigerlily Foundation and Labcorp Collaborate to Increase Clinical Trial Diversity for Women of Color   •   First Command Reports: Financial Optimism Remains Strong in Career Military Families   •   Marsha P. Johnson Institute: Supreme Court Ruling on Roe V. Wade Is an Unjust Attack on Human Rights   •   Construction Has Started at Vaughan’s Sold Out Vincent Condominiums   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List   •   Fred Hahn and CUPE Ontario at the Toronto Pride Parade   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   Flow Beverage Corp. Announces Official Sponsorship with Pride Toronto   •   MUJEN® Kicks off the Summer in NYC With Andy Cohen’s Pride Party and the 70’s Themed DiscOasis in Central Par   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   Avita Adds Two New Members to Board of Directors   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   Denver Health Names Donna Lynne Next CEO
Bookmark and Share

Group Decries Voter ID Requirement

WASHINGTON - The push to require a government-issued photo ID in order to vote could disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a recent report by the Advancement Project.

"Photo ID requirements would erode the integrity of elections by systematically excluding large groups of eligible voters and place them in second-class status, reversing a century-long trend of opening the voting booth to traditionally disenfranchised groups," Edward Hailes, Jr., general counsel and managing director of Advancement Project said. "These proposals significantly roll back the clock on voting rights and could have dire implications for years to come."

READ ADVANCEMENT PROJECT REPORT

Legislatures in more than 30 states have considered voter ID legislation to restrict the types of identification voters can use to verify their identity when casting a vote, usually some form of government-issued photo identification like driver’s license or passport. According to the report, these bills are among the most restrictive ever to be proposed by states, making few allowances for voters who may not be able to get the required identification.

About 12 percent of eligible voters do not have the identification to satisfy these requirements and a disproportionate number of these voters are seniors, people of color, people with disabilities, low-income voters, and students.

Adoption of voter ID legislation would come at significant cost to states – up to $20 million or more, according to the report. The costs would include the expense of providing the required photo IDs free, educating voters about the new requirements, and administrative costs.

Proponents of voter ID laws often claim they are intended to combat in-person voter fraud, but studies show that this phenomenon rarely, if ever, actually occurs.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News