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        FRONTLINE | Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud

        Learn about findings that suggest that requirements of voter ID laws aren’t applied equally to all voters, in this 2014 article from FRONTLINE: Ballot Watch. According to the article, experts conclude that evidence of fraud is more likely to be found in mail-in absentee ballots than at the polls. Additionally, ID laws do not prevent the most common forms of fraud: double voting and felons voting. The article also points out that the strictest voter ID laws limit the forms of acceptable documentation and that African Americans and Latinos are more likely to lack one of these qualifying IDs.  This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Election Resources Collection.

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