USA: Jesuit Social Research Institute explores the implications of New US Voter ID (Identity) Laws

The Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), affiliated with Loyola New Orleans University, recently published an article entitled “The Real Fraud in ‘Voter Fraud.'” The article examines the implications of a number of recent voter identification laws in the United States. According to the JSRI, the host of recent laws place undue restrictions on the right to vote on a whole, with particularly disastrous results for minority groups. New laws often require photo identification. The report notes that “25 percent of African Americans, 20 percent of Asians, 19 percent of Latinos, 18 percent of 18-24 year olds, 18 percent of seniors, and 15 percent of those earning less than $35,000 all lack valid photo identification.” This statistics are especially shocking considering “only 8 percent of whites lack valid photo identification.” Read more…