America’s Low Voter Turnout Made Worse By New Restrictions

Experts say new voter ID laws are contributing to America’s dysfunctional democracy.

In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, voters stand in line outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections just before it opened for early voting, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Throughout the history of the U.S., citizens have fought to expand suffrage to women and African Americans by eliminating discriminatory polling policies. Despite rising to become a ‘champion of democracy’ in the world, voter turnout in presidential and midterm elections remains far lower than in many fellow democratic countries. In the 2012