Posted by | July 19, 2012 09:32 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law says minorities, the poor and the elderly will be most affected by voter ID laws.

…one in 10 Americans lack the necessary government-issued photo IDs that now are required in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin…

“These new laws will make it more difficult for millions of Americans to vote,” said Larry Norton of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. “The idea that we’re forcing certain people to go through these very difficult extra hoops is antithetical to some of the founding principals of this country.”

The report said that more than 10 million eligible voters live more than 10 miles from the nearest full-time state ID-issuing office. About 500,000 of them do not have access to a vehicle, and most live in rural areas with limited public transportation, the report said.

By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.