New Life of the Law episode "Harris County, USA" reports voter ID laws impact minority access to the polls

As nation heads into key primaries - report finds minority turnout lower in states with strict voter ID laws

Feb 24, 2016, 08:26 ET from Life of The Law

HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislators in more than half the states have passed Voter ID laws. Life of the Law, a national podcast produced by a team of investigative reporters and scholars finds these laws disproportionately impact minority voters. Texas Rep Jim Murphy says the state's voter ID law was passed to ensure, "one vote counts as much as the next." But a scholar from St. Mary's Univ says the intent of voter ID law in Texas was to, "prevent minorities from voting." Minority voters in Houston describe difficulties trying to secure voter IDs to go to the polls.

How will these voter ID laws affect the outcome of minority voting on Super Tuesday and the election of the next President?

Listen to the podcast "Harris County USA" an investigative report by Jonathan Hirsch published on The Panoply Network of Podcasts.

"Lowest voter participation in the nation. Lowest voter registration in the nation. We've dug a deep, deep hole in Texas. And what we've gotta do is stop digging." – Leland Beatty

Additionally, the podcast, "Harris County USA" can be heard:

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