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New True the Vote report debunks youth vote suppression claims

A recent OurTime report claims the youth vote is being suppressed, but a True the Vote (TTV) report issued Wednesday showed that this so-called voter suppression does not actually exist.

TTV, a nonpartisan voting rights organization, found only one case of alleged voter suppression in their study. While the new report put out by the left-leaning OurTime said that online voter registration would help turn out the youth vote, TTV found that this may not be the case.

During the 2012 presidential election, the youth vote was slightly up from 2008. Approximately 49 percent of millennial voters exercised their right to vote in November.

While OurTime.org calls itself a non-partisan group, it showed its true liberal colors when it claimed voter ID laws also suppressed the youth vote. The report also called for a federal mandate allowing university IDs as acceptable identification to vote.

“We support federal legislation that would require states with strong photo ID restrictions to accept a standardized list of IDs, including student and university IDs as well as library cards in addition to a numerous other forms of documentation,” the report read.

But TTV proved it wrong again when it discovered that strict ID laws does not actually hurt voter turnout and can actually encourage it.

“Georgia is known to have the ‘strictest’ photo requirement in the nation,” TTV President Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “In two consecutive general election cycles, the state has seen increases in voter turnout. This is more evidence that voter confidence and turnout rise together, thanks to photo voter ID.”