Fast Facts on Voter Suppression
From our latest report, "Voter Suppression 101," released this week:
- 11 percent of American citizens don’t possess a government-issued photo ID (of over 21 million citizens)
- 3 of the photo ID bills to have passed expressly do not allow students to use photo IDs issued by state schools to vote. Wisconsin’s bill excludes most student IDs as well.
- 3 million Americans tried to vote in 2008 but couldn’t, due to voter registration problems.
- 25 percent of African-Americans do not possess a current and valid form of government photo ID, compared to 11 percent of all races.
Brian Stewart is the communications manager at Campus Progress.
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