“Holder Rips ‘Disconnected’ Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights”

Mike Sacks for BLT:

“Abetted by a wrongly decided, factually inaccurate, and disconnected Supreme Court decision, too many in this country are trying too hard to make it too difficult for the people to express their views,” Holder said, referring to Shelby County v. Holder, the 2013 decision that invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Holder’s comments were part of his keynote address at the opening night gala of the American Constitution Society’s annual convention in Washington. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to speak on Saturday night.

Without naming names or political parties, Holder said, “certain states, with certain legislators, and certain governors,” have pushed voter identification laws to protect voter fraud for which, the former AG said, there is “no statistical proof.”

“One party has decided to lash itself to short-term political expediency and put itself on the wrong side of history,” he continued.

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