Survey Reveals Voting Disparities on Nov. 4

Publication: USA Today

Author: Richard Wolf

12/10/2008 - African-American voters waited more than twice as long as others to vote in last month's presidential election, and Hispanics were asked to show identification more often, a survey released Tuesday showed.

Although Election Day ran smoothly for most voters, the survey of 10,000 people by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found at least one in four voters lack confidence that their votes were counted correctly.


Among the findings of the survey, conducted for the Pew Center on the States and senior citizens' lobby AARP:

More than one in 10 voters were asked for identification in states where it is not required. In the three states that require a photo ID — Florida, Georgia and Indiana — two in 10 voters were never asked to provide it. Hispanics were asked for ID more often in those states than other voters.

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