In the continued debate about a still-controversial, actively contested Voter ID bill that would require photo identification to be able to vote, Callowhill GIS shop Azavea unveiled a map this week that showed what many already assumed.
See the full analysis here, as noted in the comments.
The parts of the city that will be most affected are its poorest and, broadly (excepting for pockets of Kensington and Frankford among others), its blackest: including a dense chunk of central North Philadelphia that features mostly wards with less 50 percent adoption of valid photo IDs and West Philadelphia, excluding the outlier of University City and its heavy transient population.
It’s perhaps worth adding that the city’s reputation for fraudulent voting calls has some calling numbers into question, even if there’s been questionable hard evidence of such fraud.
H/T Patrick Kerkstra