Alabama is the home of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, designed to fight voter suppression. But since 2014, Alabama citizens have been required to present a state-approved photo ID at the polls. The state acknowledges that up to 25,000 voters don’t have the required ID, often due to lack of accessibility. Alabama election officials insist that the law is intended to curb voter fraud. With only one known case of modern-day voter fraud in the state, Alabama citizens and politicians alike question the underlying motive of the law.
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