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Voters Across Nation Push Back Against Right-Wing Overreach in the States

Exactly one year ago, conservatives swept the states on Election Day, thanks to promises to focus on jobs and the economy. But in states where conservatives were able to advance their agenda in 2011 sessions, voters only saw attacks on workers, the middle class, women, immigrants, and historically disenfranchised communities. This week, voters from every corner of the nation - form Ohio to Maine to Arizona to Mississippi - sent a striking and direct message in response, rejecting the overreach of right-wing legislatures and governors in 2011 on a range of issues.

Nearly a Century After Suffrage, Women's Voting Rights Under Attack in the States

It has been more than 90 years since women fought their way to suffrage. In that period of time, we’ve experienced the Year of the Woman – when a record number of women ran and/or won congressional races in 1992 – and voter turnout rates for women that have consistently exceeded voter turnout rates for men since 1980. The gender gap that often gives Democrats the edge among female voters (except in 2010) and proved to be Ronald Reagan’s “woman problem” has forced all candidates to acknowledge the power of the female vote. Despite this growing clout, 2011 saw a barrage of state legislation that effectively moves women’s suffrage back in time and impedes access to the polls for millions of us.

IA State Association of County Auditors - "A Report on Photo ID for Voting Purposes"

The Iowa State Association of County Auditors released "A Report on Photo ID for Voting Purposes" in 2011, which details the cost of the laws in several states and outlines recommendations for implementation.

Demos talking points and fact sheet on voter ID

This fact sheet from Demos offers talking points that demonstrate the prohibitive cost of voter ID laws to cash-strapped states, the unnecessary burden to election administration, the rarity of in-person impersonation voter fraud, and the disproportionate effects on historically disenfranchised populations.

The Cost of Voter ID Laws: What the Courts Say

Based on a comprehensive review of every court case in which a photo ID law has been challenged, this paper from the Brennan Center examines the costs that states must incur if they decide to implement photo ID requirements for voters.

Chicken Little in the Voting Booth: The Non-Existent Problem of Non-Citizen "Voter Fraud"

The latest fact sheet from the Immigration Policy Center summarizes years of research from the Brennan Center, Project Vote, The New York Times, and other sources, which prove that voter ID is a "solution" in search of a problem.