Prof. Levitt's Senate testimony cited in NY Times story on voter fraud

On Oct. 8, 2012, a New York Times story, "Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises," quoted Associate Professor Justin Levitt's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Efforts to prevent fraud at polling places have an ironic consequence, Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, told the Senate Judiciary Committee September last year. They will, he said, “drive more voters into the absentee system, where fraud and coercion have been documented to be real and legitimate concerns.”

“That is,” he said, “a law ostensibly designed to reduce the incidence of fraud is likely to increase the rate at which voters utilize a system known to succumb to fraud more frequently.”