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Texas already has one of the nation’s lowest voter turnouts. This year, voters had to contend with the state’s new harsh photo ID law, which left many confused, disheartened, and even disenfranchised.
In this year's midterm election, thousands of Iowans could not vote because of past criminal convictions, a burden that disproportionately falls on the state's African American population.
Lack of poll workers and low numbers of voting machines are key contributors to long voting lines, and these issues disproportionately affect minorities.