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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
The passage of voter identification laws in the United States after 2006 has polarized the American political community. Much of the discourse surrounding the issue has focused on the supposed motive that supporters have to decrease turnout of minorities and young people. This study looks at five different states to understand the factors that lead to the passage of voter identification laws, particularly changing voter demographics.
D'Alessio, Stephen, "Patterns of Controversy: The Factors that Influence the Passage of Voter Identification Laws" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 189.
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