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US Voter ID Laws Balance Risk of Fraud, Barring People From Polls

As U.S. voters go to cast ballots for their next president in November, some will be turned away from polling places because of state laws that require showing identification. Those laws, especially the most restrictive measures requiring a government-issued photo ID, are a relatively new phenomenon in the United States that have risen sharply during the past decade. Voter ID laws are now active in 33 of the 50 U.S. states, covering about 60 percent of the population.  Since...

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