Rights groups sue Tennessee over latest voter suppression scheme

Think Progress

On Thursday, the Campaign Legal Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Tennessee, and Fair Elections Center filed a lawsuit challenging the law on behalf of five voter registration groups. “Tennessee’s law has created the country’s most aggressive penalties for voter registration drives. If the court does not intervene, the state will unlawfully chill the efforts of organizations working to get people registered,” Paul Smith, vice president, Campaign Legal Center said in a statement. “Voter registration drives for years have been a way for historically marginalized groups to empower their communities and gain access to the ballot box,” Smith added.

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