Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles that present different viewpoints on the issue of voter-ID laws in the upcoming elections.
1. Who created the voter-fraud myth?
The New Yorker, 10/29/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37 (on first page)
Numerous states have considered implementing stricter voter-ID laws this election season. Check out this New Yorker article on the man responsible for stoking fears about impostors at the polls. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arcane, cohort, counsel, discourse, disenfranchise, integrity, orthodoxy, partisan, provisional, recount, sanction, sordid, and testify.
2. The New Yorker’s Voting Myths
The National Review, 10/29/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20 (on first page)
This National Review article argues that contrary to the findings in the New Yorker article, evidence shows that voter-ID laws are effective and fair. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cite, clerical, conspiracy, conviction, erroneous, genre, illegitimate, indict, legislator, myth, narrative, refute, and suppress.
3. What Would Lincoln Think About Laws That Deny Felons The Right To Vote?
Time Magazine, 10/25/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24
This article wonders what Lincoln would make of the controversial voter-ID laws that are denying many people the right to vote today. Read more and learn vocabulary works like advocated, bias, coerce, disenfranchisement, emancipation, impose, integrated, judicial, proclamation, ratified, reform, and restore.
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