“Voting Rights Struggles Face Legislative Hurdles”


In a report released today, voting rights organization Project Vote analyzes all of the voting related bills introduced, passed, or rejected across the country since the beginning of 2013, and finds that the trend towards disenfranchising legislation has not only continued but accelerated following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

According to the report, Election Legislation 2013: Legislative Threats and Opportunities, 32 states introduced laws that restrict voting. With the June 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively removed a key protection of the Voting Rights Act, the next era in the struggle for voting rights begins now.


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