Voter Suppression Legislation Since 2013

Between 2000 and 2010, there were 13 credible cases of in-person voter impersonation in the U.S. It is the voting fraud that nearly all legislation has targeted. In general elections alone between those years there were 649 million votes cast. In contrast between 2000 and 2010 there were 47,000 UFO sightings and 441 Americans were killed by lightning. For election fraud of any type between 2002 and 2005, federal convictions totaled 18 for voting while ineligible, 5 for voting multiple times, and 3 for registration fraud, according to the Justice Department under George W Bush.

Just since 2013, many states have passed measures that make it far harder for Americans to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot. These measures have targeted African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities. The voter suppression has included requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote, proof of citizenship to register to vote, cutting back on early voting days, particularly on weekends when it’s most convenient to vote, eliminating Election Day registration, new restrictions on voter registration drives and additional barriers to voting for people with criminal convictions.

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