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REPORT: Voter Suppression 101 and ALEC's Model Voter ID Laws

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How Conservatives Are Conspiring to Disenfranchise Millions of Americans -- The investigative report included for the first time a leaked copy of ALEC's model Voter ID legislation, which was approved by the ALEC board of directors in late 2009. This model legislation prohibited certain forms of identification, such as student IDs, and has been cited as the legislative model from groups ranging from Tea Party organizations to legislators proposing the actual legislation such as Wisconsin's Voter ID proposal from Republican state Rep. Stone and Republican state Sen. Joe Leibham. Registering the poor 'to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.'

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