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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Matt Barreto in Tampa Bay Times: “As extremes shape voter ID debate, the rules keep getting stricter”


    A team led by Matt Barreto, a UCLA political scientist who conducts polling for the Democratic National Committee and the White House, examined election surveys between 2008 and 2014 in which eligible voters were asked whether they had access to an ID. Collectively, the surveys found that whites were the most likely to have a valid ID — about 91 percent. By comparison, 81% of Blacks possessed a valid ID, along with 82 percent of Latinos and 85 percent of Asians.