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  •  Rhode Island as counter-model? (0+ / 0-)

    The RI voter ID law was (according to David Schafenberg in the Phoenix, generally progressive journalist) NOT an ALEC-drafted law, and it has significant differences -- for example, the state is actually taking a mobile van around to senior citizen centers and other locations to make free IDs for people. (That may create opportunities for identity theft and other fraud, but that's a risk always.) And with the General Assembly super-majority Dems, it's unlikely it was designed to produce a Republican majority. We'll see how it works out in November, or even the September state primary. If you're in a state with significant pressure for some sort of voter ID law, it may be worth looking at the RI one as an alternative to propose to the ALEC one.

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