One Sentence Wednesday: the results of North Carolina voter ID laws reports that 5% of North Carolina primary voters (more than 218,000 voters) were turned away at the polls for insufficient ID in an effort to address voter fraud which occurs nationally in 0.00000013% of votes. 

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Comment by nerd cred on March 16, 2016 at 6:26am

Even in primaries? I thought the parties ran them. Or maybe that's an advantage of the caucus system.

Comment by Kenny1948 on March 16, 2016 at 6:54am

I'm surprised nodoby menioned Florida. We have the same id rules here. One county even turned people away, telling them " this a republican only election" that was Polk County, home the Bible preaching Sheriff Grady Judd.

Comment by Kenny1948 on March 16, 2016 at 6:55am


Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 16, 2016 at 7:59am

Florida is a closed-primary state; only registered Dems may vote in the Dem primaries, only registered Repubs may vote in the Repub primaries.  "This is a Republican-only election" was likely said to a registered-Independent or to a registered-Dem. 

@ Kosh...when you know, please share the overall demographics of those turned away, age, race, social class, urban/rural, etc.  Thanks.

Comment by koshersalaami on March 16, 2016 at 8:30am
The closest I've got is in the link at the beginning of the post.
Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 16, 2016 at 10:13am

I doubt that Texas or many Red States will be tracking the statistics or demographics of those they turn away from the polls.   The only voter fraud they're interested in is minority voter suppression.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 16, 2016 at 10:20am

It would be helpful to see more detailed analysis.


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