A special report focusing on voter rights in all 50 states, including Iowa.
Read five of the team’s stories, made available to several news outlets in the nation, including IowaWatch.
- Several secretaries of state leading charge for stricter voter requirements: Iowa not alone with politically active secretary of state, nor in bid to go after illegal voters
- Nationwide review shows little voter fraud, despite some high profile cases: ACORN fraud drew attention but instances are rare, News21 “Who Can Vote?” nationwide review of all 50 states shows: 49 cases found in Iowa since 2000 (with link to database)
- Technology shows promise for replacing voter IDs at polls but problems exist: Cerro Gordo County in Iowa is a trendsetter in developing voter ID technology
- States all over the board on restoring felons’ voting rights: Iowa viewed as one of the most strict on voter rights restoration
- Flurry of photo ID laws tied to conservative Washington group: Lawmaker, private business group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) drafted voter ID bill in 2009
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“Who Can Vote?” is a national reporting package produced by News21, a national investigative reporting project involving college journalism students across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. News21 is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The voting rights project was produced by 24 students from 11 universities across the country under the direction of journalism professionals. The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation provided a grant supporting the work of six of the students, and the Hearst Foundations supported another three fellows.