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INSTITUTE INDEX: Debunking the wild claims used to justify voter ID laws

August 8, 2014 - Proponents of voter ID laws say they're needed to prevent fraud, but a study of all reported cases of the kind of fraud they address found just 31 credible incidents over 14 years out of a billion ballots cast. But about 3,000 votes have been rejected for lack of ID in just four states with the nation's strictest voter ID laws, with blacks and the poor most at risk of disenfranchisement.

True the Vote denied entry into Texas voter ID trial

December 18, 2013 - A federal judge has blocked a conservative group that's been accused of voter intimidation from intervening to defend Texas' voter ID law from a Justice Department lawsuit. What does that mean for a similar group trying to intervene in the Justice's lawsuit against North Carolina's restrictive new voting law?

Government shutdown delays Texas voter ID challenge

October 4, 2013 - The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to delay its lawsuit against Texas over its voter ID law until Congress ends the current impasse and provides the department with funding for the new fiscal year. However, the shutdown isn't affecting the DOJ's suit against North Carolina's photo ID law -- at least not yet.