Prepare: Prior to completing this discussion question, review Chapters 10, 11, and 12 in American Government, and review the Week 5 Instructor Guidance. Also, read the following articles: The Problem of Voter Fraud, Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes, and Proof at the Polls (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Reflect: The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among modern democratic political systems. During the last decade, many initiatives have been undertaken to increase voter participation, yet concerns about the possibility of election fraud have also increased. Additionally, some political interests feel threatened by the increase in turnout among some traditionally low-turnout ethnic minorities. Several states have recently passed legislation imposing new registration and identification requirements. This has sparked debate about whether these are tactics intended to suppress turnout or to prevent fraud. Think about the mediaâ€s role in the election process and how both mass media and social media can impact the election process. How has the mediaâ€s role changed in recent years, especially considering President Trumpâ€s stance on â€œfake newsâ€?
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This web page provides an overview of some of the differences in Voter ID laws in the different states: Voting Laws & Requirements: Voting Methods and Options (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Your initial post must be at least 300 words. If you are citing statistics our outside resources, please list the website or the reference entry.
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