There was an interesting new post on the subject written by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Take a look at this excerpt:
In just the first month of 2021, according to our new analysis, state lawmakers have already introduced 106 bills in 28 states that would restrict voting access. That’s three times as many as this time last year. In Pennsylvania alone, 14 bills have been introduced to curb the vote.
Nationwide, most would limit or eliminate voting by mail and other improvements in voter access made in response to the pandemic. Others, however, would impose stricter voter ID requirements, limit voter registration policies, and allow more aggressive voter roll purges.
Just Monday, Republican legislators in Georgia introduced a bill to effectively eliminate absentee balloting, ban drop boxes, and repeal automatic voter registration.
Subtle, this ain’t.
The article is much suggested reading by the Democracy Chronicles staff, so take a look. Also see our section on American Democracy or our articles on Voter Turnout, the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
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