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Party competition is the primary driver of the recent increase in restrictive voter id laws in the American states

Hicks, William D., McKee, Seth C., Sellers, Mitchell D. and Smith, Daniel A. (2014) Party competition is the primary driver of the recent increase in restrictive voter id laws in the American states. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The lead up to the recent midterm elections was marked by contentious debates over the effects on turnout of voter ID laws passed in several American states. In new research William D. Hicks, Seth C. McKee, Mitchell D. Sellers and Daniel A. Smith find that there has been a large increase in the number of states that have adopted voter ID laws since 2001, and in these states the level of partisan polarization in voting on these laws is very high. They find that not only is the introduction and passage of stricter voter ID legislation influenced by the number of Republican lawmakers in a state legislature, but how electorally competitive the environment that those legislators find themselves in is important as well.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 15:04
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60421

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