Voting advocates fear impact of Va. voter ID law (Associated Press)

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Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said the law will have a disproportionate impact on lower-income and African-American voters. The law “is likely to mean tens of thousands of people are no longer going to possess the documentation to be able to vote.”

“Those people who will find it most difficult to participate are more likely to vote Democratic,” he said. But he didn’t expect any of Virginia’s races to be close enough for the new law to make a difference in the outcome.

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