It’s only been four months since the Supreme Court ruled, in Shelby County v. Holder, that a critical section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional. But in that short period, 16 states have taken steps to tighten voter rules.
Pro Publica, the nonprofit dedicated to investigative journalism, put together two startling maps that show just where voting rules have changed. Here’s how restrictive states were before Shelby County v. Holder:
And here’s what the map looks like after the 5-4 decision:
See the Pro Publica report here.