Thursday, September 27, 2012

DN! Voting Laws Could Disenfranchise 10 Million Latinos

DN! | Sep 25th 2012

Study: Voting Laws Could Disenfranchise 10 Million Latinos

A new study is warning a wave of restrictive voting laws could deny more than 10 million Hispanics the right to vote this November. The Advancement Project says 23 states have passed laws that could affect the Latino-American vote, potentially deciding the outcome of the entire election. The laws include voter purges in 16 states ostensibly targeting people suspected of not being citizens and photo identification laws in nine states, all of which carry heavy burdens of documentation and identification that many people do not have the time or money to meet. The laws could be pivotal for votes in the swing states of Nevada, Colorado and Florida, where President Obama enjoys a vast majority of support from Latinos over Mitt Romney.

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