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theguardian - 2 month ago

Using photo ID in British elections will harm democracy, say US civil rights groups

Government warned that proposed ID laws disproportionately affect people from poorer communitiesPlans to force people to show photo ID to take part in UK elections amount to Republican-style voter suppression and are likely to erode faith in the democratic process rather than reinforce it, three leading US civil rights groups have warned.In an intervention that could prove embarrassing to ministers, US groups that were at the frontline of efforts to combat vote-blocking efforts by Donald Trump and his allies, said ID laws disproportionately affected people from poorer and more marginalised communities. Continue reading...


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