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February 28, 2021
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Supreme Court to Decide on Voter IDs
(2007-09-25)
(wgvu) - SUPREME COURT (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to decide
whether voter identification laws unfairly deter poor and minority
Americans from voting.
The justices will hear arguments early next year, stepping into
a contentious partisan issue in advance of the 2008 elections.
The case is a challenge to an Indiana law that requires voters
to present photo ID before casting their ballots. The state has
defended the law as a way to combat voter fraud.
But the state's Democratic party and civil rights groups have
complained that the law unfairly targets poor and minority voters.
They say there has been no evidence that in-person voter fraud is a
problem in Indiana.
Courts have upheld voter ID laws in Arizona and Michigan, but
struck down Missouri's.
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