The New York Daily News: States that passed voting restrictions saw decreased turnout, flipped to Trump
“It’s undeniable that there is an effect [from new voting laws]. The people that enact these laws know what they’re doing,” said Gerry Hebert, the director of voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center.
A provision eliminating the "Golden Week," a period when voters could both register to vote and vote early in Ohio, was upheld by the Supreme Court.
“The cumulative effect of all that on the voter psyche is very damaging. Voters feel they are targets and they are being targeted intentionally,” Hebert said.
The former Justice Department lawyer also said that even if laws are challenged and struck down in court, people not up to date with the news may not realize that legislation such as the Ohio voter purge is no longer in effect.