Turnout among black and Hispanic voters increased from 2006 to 2010, dramatically outpacing population growth for those groups over the same period.Of course, being the Journal-Constitution, they had to stick in this curious claim:
On the other hand, Georgia’s top elections official could not point to a single case of ballot fraud the voter ID law had prevented.Duh. The goal of voter ID was to prevent fraud. How stupid do you have to be to vote twice, knowing that you are likely to get caught?
And then, a bit later on, we get this tidbit:
Still, the law has had real and measurable effect for some voters: Since November 2008, the ballots of 1,586 Georgians didn’t count because of the law. (They arrived at the polls without a photo ID, cast provisional ballots, and did not return later with the required ID.)They cared enough to vote...until they had to return with a photo ID.