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1220 L Street, NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20005 202.728.9557 VOTER SUPPRESSION THREATENS THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN 2012The right to vote, particularly for the elderly, racial minorities, young voters, the working poor, andpeople with disabilities, is under attack in an unprecedented and highly coordinated effort. New lawspassed in 18 states since last year stand to impact more than 5 million eligible voters in 2012 – in statesrepresenting 78 percent of the electoral votes needed to win the Presidency.VOTER IDENTIFICATIONStrict voter ID restrictions have been introduced in 39 states and passed in 10 states. These limitthe forms of ID voters can show at the polls to non-­૒expired state-­૒issued photo ID.Approximately 11% of voting eligible citizens – about 21 million people – lack a non-­૒expiredstate-­૒issued photo ID, disproportionately low-­૒income voters, African Americans, Latinos, youngvoters, the elderly and people with disabilities, who are twice as likely to lack ID.

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