Did Voter ID Laws Contribute to Clinton Defeat?

LA Times reporter Jaweed Kaleem  examines Milwaukee in particular, and Wisconsin in general, as a case study of whether new rules requiring ID for voting blocked enough largely young and racial minority Democrats from casting ballots to contribute to Clinton’s defeat.

Wisconsin as a state had its lowest turnout in 20 years, and the 248,000 people who voted in Milwaukee were roughly 41,000 fewer than in the last presidential election.

“I believe it was voter suppression laws from the state government that crushed turnout,” said Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki, one of two officials who oversees local elections. “They tend to hit hardest on people who are poor, who don’t drive and don’t have a license, who are minorities.”



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