Study: Voter ID law would hit Mississippi hard

Mississippians could make up 10 percent of all Americans impeded from voting by new voter identification laws.

The Brennan Center for Justice estimates that 48,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble obtaining a government-issued photo identification in order to vote, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports.

Overall, the center estimates that 500,000 people across 10 states could face challenges from “restrictive” voter ID laws.

The Brennan Center, located at New York University School of Law, focuses on voter participation and similar public policy issues.

Clarion Ledger
7/22/12