The Associated Press released an article today on a study that shows voter ID laws could suppress young minority voters in certain states. The report is based on a study at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis.
Cathy Cohen, an expert from the University of Chicago says "If young people really have valid IDs at a rate of only 25 or even 50 percent, the number of young people of color disenfranchised will be even greater than what we estimate."
National Urban League President Marc Morial says "This is not about having ID. This is about having a specific type of ID. You can't show up with your Sam's Club card and vote." With just two months left before the election, the civil rights group is trying a variety of methods, from phone banks to social media to knocking on doors, in hopes of reaching young voters most affected by voting law changes.