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Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee

Source: 
Lawrence Journal-World
Author: 
Associated Press
Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.

The Kansas Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission voted Tuesday to hold hearings to determine if turnout in some communities has been suppressed, KCUR-TV reported.

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Committee chairwoman Elizabeth Kronk said there is concern that the law 'disproportionately impacts certain age groups and certain racial categorizations.'

'It is fair to say the committee has acknowledged this is an area of controversy,' said Kronk, who is also a law professor at the University of Kansas."