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Take Action: Check changes in your state. Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Target Minorities

Updated: Jan 27, 2019



Mother Jones journalist Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot, says that many of the restrictions are part of a broader Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot — an effort that was bolstered in 2013 by the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder ruling.

"[That] decision," Berman explains, "said that those states with the longest histories of discrimination no longer had to approve their voting changes with the federal government."

You're seeing a national effort by the Republican Party to try to restrict voting rights, and it's playing out in states all across the country.

Ari Berman, author of 'Give Us the Ballot'