Native Americans say the North Dakota law was designed to keep them from the polls and violates the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Constitution and the state Constitution. The Supreme Court just declined to get involved.
The Democratic presidential candidate penned an op-ed in the Birmingham News, coinciding with her campaign stop in Alabama, criticizing the closure of centers where black citizens most frequently obtain the ID they need to vote.
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against Southern states that were denying African Americans the ballot.
As we reported shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five, Texas could still face “preclearance” – federal review of election changes to ensure disenfranchisement won’t result – under the Section Three “bail-in” provision.