Strict Voter Identification Laws Advantage Whites – and Skew American Democracy to the Right

Source: Zoltan Hajnal, Nazita Lajevardi, Lindsay Nielson, Scholars Strategy Network, Key Findings, February 2016

From the summary:
Strict voter identification laws are proliferating all around the country. In 2006, only one U.S. state required identification to vote on Election Day. By now, 11 states have this requirement, and 34 states with more than half the nation’s population have some version of voter identification rules. With many states considering stricter laws and the courts actively evaluating the merits of voter identification requirements in a series of landmark cases, the actual consequences of these laws need to be pinned down. Do they distort election outcomes?