Props to Michigan Senate Republicans for refusing to take up an unnecessarily restrictive voter ID law.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) resisted the lock-step effort by House Republicans last week. In a lame-duck session, Republicans in the House voted to eliminate the right of registered voters who lacked an acceptable photo ID to instead … Continue reading

MI Republicans adopt strict Voter ID bills in lame-duck session. Wonder if electoral competition is tight…

William D. Hicks, Seth C. McKee, and Daniel A. Smith, “The Determinants of State Legislator Support for Restrictive Voter ID Laws,” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 16:4 (December): 411-31.   Abstract We examine state legislator behavior on restrictive voter identification … Continue reading

Forthcoming in @SPPQJournal, “The Determinants of State Legislator Support for Restrictive Voter ID Laws” by Hicks, Mckee, and Smith

The Determinants of State Legislator Support for Restrictive Voter ID Laws William D. Hicks, Appalachian State University Seth C. McKee, Texas Tech University Daniel A. Smith, University of Florida Forthcoming, State Politics and Policy Quarterly Abstract We examine state legislator … Continue reading