Despite the push for strict voter ID laws in a charged partisan and racial debate, the most exhaustive study ever of American election fraud reveals the rate is infinitesimal. Since 2000, a time when 146 million Americans were registered to vote, News21 found 10 cases of in-person voter fraud, which only photo ID laws would prevent. That would be about one case for every 15 million eligible voters.
Voting Rights Battles Resurface in the South
Photo ID laws and other new voting restrictions in Southern states raise questions about a return to Jim Crow policies.
Latino Voters Poised For Explosive Growth
Traditionally low Latino turnout could stay low with the implementation of tough ID laws, despite 50,000 newly eligible voters each month.
College Students Face New Voting Barriers
New voter ID requirements in many states may blunt the clout of young voters who rely on student ID cards for identification.
Photo ID Laws Tied to Conservative Group
A News21 analysis finds that more than half of the state bills proposing photo IDs came from members or conference attendees of the conservative, pro-business American Legislative Exchange Council.
Voters Feel Intimidated by Election Observers
A Texas-based Tea Party initiative called True the Vote trains and dispatches observers to polling places, prompting concerns that minority voters are being intimidated.
More Americans Vote by Absentee, Mail
While battles rage over voter eligibility and vote monitoring at polls, little attention has been paid to the growing number of absentee and mail ballots.