Will Georgia voting laws reduce turnout? Maybe not, studies show

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — When Georgia Republicans passed a new voting law, voting rights groups feared democracy-shattering barriers would undermine elections. But a body of research on voting rules such as those in Georgia doesn’t support the narrative that turnout will decline significantly because of the law. Studies in Georgia and across the nation indicate that almost all voters who want to vote will find a way to cast their ballots despite tougher ID requirements, limits on ballot drop boxes and a shorter early voting period before runoffs. While Georgia’s law reduces the ease of voting in several ways…

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