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Are Voter ID Laws Actually a Bad Idea?

A photo ID is required for a lot of things such as flying, driving, and buying alcohol. So why is it a big deal to require a photo ID for voting? As it turns out, this law could restrict a lot more voters than you think.

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NYU SCHOOL OF LAW The BRENNAN CENTER
http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/policy-brief-voter-identification
Policy Brief on Voter Identification Why New Photo ID Laws Mean Some Won't Vote
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/28/146006217/why-new-photo-id-laws-mean-some-wont-vote
The argument over whether voters should have to present photo identification at the polls usually splits along party lines.

VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS | VOTER ID LAWS
http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/voter-id.aspx

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws
http://www.propublica.org/article/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-voter-id-laws
"Voter IDs laws have become a political flashpoint in what's gearing up to be another close election year."