Learn about the controversy surrounding recent voting laws and their potential impact as voters in several states prepare to cast 2016 presidential election ballots under stricter laws for the first time, in this 2016 article from FRONTLINE. According to this article, over the past five years, more than 18 states have passed laws that might restrict voters’ access to the ballot. The 2016 election may present the best test yet of the laws’ impact. Voters in 10 states will have to comply with tighter ID requirements at the polls than they faced in 2012. As a result, voting rights advocates predict that African American and Latinos will be deterred disproportionally from voting. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Election Resources Collection.
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