STUDY: Wisconsin’s Voter ID Laws Blocked 200,000 Votes in 2016


A recently released study has discovered that after the Republican-drove statehouse in Wisconsin changed its voter enrollment law ordering a more strict identification process, more than 200,000 majority of African-Americans were not able to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Priorities USA, a progressive voting rights company, shared its outcomes only with The Nation, and demonstrates that Wisconsin’s voter-ID law diminished turnout by 200,000 votes. Donald Trump won the state by just 22,748 votes.

Three states—Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—gave Trump the electoral college advantage that won him the administration.

The information in the review thought about turnout in states that received strict voter-ID laws between 2012 and 2016, similar to Wisconsin, to states that did not. Unsurprisingly, a portion of the states where there it was less demanding to vote (“non-strict” Alabama, New Hampshire, Rhode Island), voter turnout was somewhat up. On the other hand, in states like Virginia, Mississippi and Wisconsin, voter turnout, particularly for African-Americans, was down, most essentially in Wisconsin.

The review likewise contrasted turnout in Wisconsin with Minnesota, which has fundamentally the same as socioeconomics however no voter-ID law, and discovered “turnout in African-American regions dropped off at essentially larger amounts than in their Minnesota-partners.


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