The Washington Post

Voting rights advocates fear that by striking down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, SCOTUS may have given new impetus to state-level initiatives designed to restrict voting.

In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that an Arizona state law may not require documentary proof of citizenship from voters. In tossing out this requirement, SCOTUS concluded that this is at odds with federal law — the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 — that allows voters to register by swearing on a federal […]

The simple fact is that voting problems disproportionately impact Dem voters, giving Republicans all the more reason to oppose fixing them.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Feb 5, 2013
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