Study: Hispanics Targeted By New Voter Laws
A study by the Advancement Project, due to be formally released Monday, found that the new laws in 16 states disporportionately target Latinos. Nine states have passed restrictive photo ID laws.
Republican-led legistlatures have pushed through a flurry of voting laws under the premise of preventing voter fraud. Studies have found virtually no evidence of voter fraud or voting by non-citizens. With a voter turnout rate well under 60 percent, the big challenge is getting eligible citizens to turn out on a Tuesday.
National polls show Obama leading over Romney with Hispanics 70 to 30. The Hispanic community makes up more than 10 percent of eligible voters nationwide.
Read it at the Chicago Tribune.