“Election Opponents Now on Same Team: Panel to Fix Voting”

NYT offers new details on the Bauer-Ginsberg Commission:

The White House will also name five other people to the commission, aides said, including customer service experts from the private sector and election officials. Advisers said the commission would not propose legislation, but would make broader suggestions of best practices to try and diminish the long lines at polling places. It is expected to spend at least six months studying the voting challenges before making its recommendation. In the meantime, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a major challenge to the Voting Rights Act this month, with a decision potentially giving states more freedom to tighten voting requirements….

The mechanics of voting are facing more scrutiny than at any other point in the last decade, since the Help America Vote Act was created in 2002 in response to the deadlocked presidential election two years earlier. But the Election Assistance Commission that was established has been barely visible and four commissioner seats have been vacant for nearly two years.


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