Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Study Shows Wisconsin's New, Stricter Voter-ID Laws Suppressed 200,000 2016 Votes


Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election has been described as "death by a thousand cuts."

Clinton herself has admitted mistakes on behalf of her campaign, but it's also impossible to not point to FBI Director James Comey's announcement reviving the issue of Hillary's emails just 11 days before the election, plus the Wikileaks constant drip of DNC emails.

Add another component to her loss as The Nation shares the results of a study that shows Wisconsin's new strict voter-ID laws caused a drop of 200,000 fewer votes than in 2012.

Trump won Wisconsin by 22,748 votes.

Those lost votes tended to skew more Democratic and more African-American.

According to the study, states that did not implement stricter voting-ID laws saw participation increase by 1.3%. The states that did add tougher ID restrictions saw 3.3% less voters at the polls.
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