Are Your Voting Rights in Peril?

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  • The More Things Change
  • Section 5 at Work
  • Obama Weighs In
  • The Cup Half Full
  • The Cup Half Empty
  • Supreme Court
  • What's at Stake
  • In the Beginning
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • The Freedom Summer
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Turning Point
  • Check and Balance
  • More Work to Do

The Cup Half Empty

If Section 5 is struck down, Republican-led state legislatures will be free to draw redistricting plans that will make it extremely difficult and in some cases impossible for minorities to elect representatives of their choosing. It also will be more difficult to challenge new rules like photo ID requirements and shorter voting periods that make it more difficult for certain demographics to cast ballots.

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