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The Partisan Myth: How Voting Laws Actually Affect Election Results


Published February 29, 2024

Elections in the United States have seemingly become more heated with each passing election cycle, with voter laws and election reforms often at the center of the political rhetoric and partisan divide.  While politicians and pundits on both the left and the right claim that  policies like voter ID, early voting, and mail-in ballots threaten the integrity of our elections and their outcomes, the reality is quite different and suggests the rhetoric is simply much ado about nothing.

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