Lawyers at the front line of defending voting rights

The Financial Times

In New York state, lawyer Danielle Lang, voting rights co-director at democracy watch­dog Campaign Legal Center, says ballots were often rejected for being completed, quite legally, in pencil rather than ink. Ms. Lang, who represented the League of Women Voters, found the rate of ballot rejection in 2018 in New York state was 15 per cent, one of the highest in the country. “Only 3 per cent of the population was voting by mail, so we were worried what would happen if more people used the absentee system.”

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