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How college students will be affected by new voting laws passed by AZ lawmakers

Arizona has a unique set of voter laws that, since 2013, have been putting voters into two groups: Those who have provided proof of citizenship and those who haven’t. Those who haven’t are put on a “federal-only” voter list and can only vote in federal elections. 

But conservative lawmakers have routinely targeted the "federal-only" list — saying it allows non-citizens to vote. 

Now, a federal judge is weighing two new provisions passed by the GOP-led Legislature that would make these laws even more restrictive.

Jen Fifield has crunched the numbers and found out exactly who is most affected by laws like these. Fifield covers voting in Arizona for Votebeat and she joined The Show to tell us more.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.