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issie lapowsky @issielapowsky
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Funny you should mention. I just happen to have written a little something about how researchers are developing algorithms that give the courts hard proof of voter ID laws' racially discriminatory impact.…
The most promising among them can accurately match people in the voter roll to voter ID databases with the same accuracy as a Social Security Number.…
This means courts now have something more accurate than a survey to show who does and does not have adequate identification once and for all. Surprise: black registered voters are far less likely to exist in those ID databases.…
The only teeny tiny sliver of an upside is that a very small percentage of registered voters overall lack adequate ID, but even that small percentage can mean hundreds of thousands of possible voters being disenfranchised.…
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