5 Things to Know About Voter ID Laws

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Why Do People Like or Dislike the Laws?

Supporters say the Republican-backed laws prevent fraud by making it more difficult for people to cast ballots in the name of inactive or even deadvoters. Critics say such problems are virtually nonexistent, and they maintain the laws suppress voting by making it tougher for people to cast ballots because some poor and elderly voters don't have the right IDs. 

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