Voting Laws Could Disenfranchise 10 Million American Hispanics
The Advancement Project’s study reveals that new voting laws in 23 states could keep 10 million Latinos from the polls.
The new laws include purges of people suspected of not being citizens in 16 states that unfairly target Latinos…
Laws in effect in one state and pending in two others require proof of citizenship for voter registration. That imposes onerous and sometimes expensive documentation requirements on voters, especially targeting naturalized American citizens, many of whom are Latino, the liberal group said.
Nine states have passed restrictive photo identification laws that impose costs in time and money for millions of Latinos who are citizens but do not yet have the required identification, it said.
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