Biden Challenge to New State Voting Laws Hinges on GOP ‘Intent’

Bloomberg Law

While the strategy demonstrates the tenuous nature of challenges under an already weakened Voting Rights Act, it does chart a course for how President Joe Biden‘s Justice Department could challenge other new state election laws that restrict ballot access, voting litigation experts said. “You’d have to assume they would be open to bringing other similar cases if and when other states pass similarly sweeping laws seeking to deter voting by people of color,” said Paul Smith, vice president, strategy and litigation at the Campaign Legal Center.

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