Michigan’s results official but harm done to Black voters may linger

Michigan Bridge Magazine

Jonathan Diaz, counsel to Campaign Legal Center, a voting advocacy organization, said the math is simple. “There is no demographic group in America that has voted more consistently for Democrats than African-American voters,” he said. “And so, the easiest way to target Democratic voters is just to target areas that you know have large African-American populations.” Even after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting, Diaz said voting laws that appeared generally applicable – such as voter ID policies that require voters provide a form of identification – disproportionately restricted Black people’s access to polling places.

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