GOP-led states move the war on voting to a new front: voter registration


Conservatives have countered that some of their proposals are already law in some form and that the new measures are needed to ensure election integrity and prevent voter fraud. However, voter fraud is difficult to prove and, according to the available evidence and academic studies, exceedingly rare.

“We are seeing both the good and bad side of the fallout of the 2018 election,” Danielle Lang, the co-director of the voting rights and redistricting program at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, told NPR. The proposals serve as the latest in a wave of voting restrictions passed in recent years — a number of which have been criticized for disproportionately affecting voters of color, who are far more likely to support Democratic policies and candidates.

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