Judith Browne Dianis Argues Against Voter ID Laws

Advancement Project Co-Director and former Skadden Fellow Judith Browne Dianis (’92) authored an article for The Huffington Post about voter ID laws (“U.S. Voting Rights Under Siege,” Aug. 9). The article argued that, driven by nearly all Republican legislatures, voter ID laws disproportionately affect minorities, the poor, senior citizens and the young — groups that turned out in large numbers to vote Democratic in the 2008 elections. “The real purpose behind these restrictive voting laws is not to prevent voter fraud, but to prevent voting in the interest of partisan gain,” the article said.