Does arresting specific types of people for voting illegally discourage those types of people from voting?

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There were instances where voters were arrested for voting illegally in the state of Texas. Many of these arrests involve black and other nonwhite Democratic voters according to reports.

Texas found over 500 alleged cases of voter fraud. Ken Paxton, the Republican Attorney General, is arresting people and announcing more notable cases.

This has happened in other states, though Texas has a lot of examples, and it consistently has lower than average turnouts, and is ranked as one of the hardest states to vote in by independent analyses.

Does arresting multiple people who are disproportionately marginalized groups for voting decrease voter turnout among these groups? (I'm not sure if this question is easy to answer, but I am looking for examples and/or a study.)

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