“Civil rights organization files lawsuit over Iowa’s new voting law”


A civil rights organization is now suing the state of Iowa over a new early voting law.

Late Monday afternoon, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation that shortens Iowa’s early voting period from 29 days to 20 and closes polls an hour earlier at 8 p.m.

LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the bill they say is voter suppression.

The suit claims the new law violates the Iowa Constitution and will “impose burdens on voters generally, with particularly severe impacts on the right to vote for minority voters, elderly voters, rural voters, young voters, poor voters, new voters, and voters with disabilities.”


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