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Claims of widespread voter fraud have long been used as a basis for arguing that identification requirements should be tightened. Century’s research has raised serious questions about those claims while highlighting alternative approaches that promote voter participation without increasing the risk of fraud.


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  • TCF Fellow Tova Andrea Wang quoted in Pew Center's Stateline.
    Nov 5, 2012
  • Listen to a short clip of Tova Wang describing the Politics of Voter Suppression for Century Reads.
    Oct 17, 2012
  • TCF's Benjamin Landy discusses the politics of voter suppression on live.huffingtonpost.com at 11:30 am EST.
    Sep 10, 2012
  • State legislatures have passed dozens of restrictive voter ID laws that may disenfranchise millions of eligible voters in November
    Sep 7, 2012
  • Who will be able to vote and have their votes count in November’s election? When a panel of journalists, policymakers, and civil rights advocates convenes for a public forum at The Century Foundation on Wednesday, September 12.
    Aug 27, 2012
  • Join Us Sept 12 for Expert Panel on Voter Suppression
    Aug 20, 2012
  • Voter Suppression in America: What’s Old Is New Again by Election Reform Expert Tova Andrea Wang.
    Aug 16, 2012
  • TCF Fellow Tova Wang's report cited in the Washington Post's blogPost
    Jul 12, 2012
  • In The News: My Radio Views
    Emeritus Trustee H. Brandt Ayers trusts Fellow Tova Andrea Wang when it comes to voter fraud analysis.
    Jun 18, 2012
  • Publisher's Weekly reviews Fellow Tova Wang's upcoming book.
    Jun 15, 2012
  • TCF Fellow Tova Wang is the author of the  forthcoming Century Foundation book published by Cornell University Press, The Politics of Voter...
    Dec 28, 2011
  • Tova Andrea Wang published in the Sacramento Bee.
    May 9, 2011
  • In The News: Voter ID Gambit
    Tova Andrea Wang quoted in The Washington Post.
    Mar 29, 2011
  • The Century Foundation's Tova Andrea Wang will be part of an event to discuss Barnard Professor Lori Minnite's new book: The Myth of Voter Fraud.
    Feb 18, 2011
  • Tova Andrea Wang discusses state-level voter-ID laws that are designed to disenfranchise minority voters, in the American Prospect.
    Jan 4, 2011
  • Lost in all the political spin around the elections this week is the issue of, once again, abominable turnout. The conventional wisdom is that this is always the case for an “off year” election, as though that were in itself some legitimate justification or reason not to care. The importance of our democracy tells us it is not. The situation in Virginia was particularly disheartening. But Virginia’s new governor, Robert McDonnell, can take a step towards doing something about that.
    Nov 8, 2009
  • Saturday, January 19, was a historic day. For the first time in American history, Latinos had a major voice in picking the presidential nominees. For the first time, the state of Nevada held an early and therefore influential caucus. TCF's Democracy Fellow, Tova Andrea Wang, traveled to the state to provide first-hand accounts of the efforts there to reach out to the Latino community and get them to participate by the Democratic Party, the unions, and outside organizations.
    Jan 21, 2008
  • Entering the caucus site in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, the first thing I noticed was a flyer put out by the Nevada State Democratic Party on all the sign-in tables. It said “Know Your Caucus Rights.” Yet I quickly ascertained that the flyer really should have been called “Know Your Caucus Limitations.”
    Jan 21, 2008
  • My day started with a hotel housekeeper directing me to the right place to enter the caucus site, a ballroom at the Luxor. She spoke little English. I asked her if she was going to caucus today.
    Jan 21, 2008
  • TCF's Democracy Fellow, Tova Andrea Wang, will be traveling to the state to provide some first-hand accounts of the efforts there to reach out to the Latino community and get them to participate by the Democratic Party, the unions, and outside organizations.
    Jan 15, 2008
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