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Missouri has failed to provide necessary mandated funding for voter education, free voter IDs and birth certificates and training for poll workers since the new voting law came into effect on June 1, the ACLU said in the lawsuit.
The Supreme Court has dealt with North Carolina voting rights cases three times in the past three weeks.
Critics contend that the measure is still aimed at discouraging minorities, who tend to favor Democrats.
An analysis found that in Ohio’s three largest counties, voters were struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods.
The ruling is expected to largely impact future court cases, particularly in the South.
The Supreme Court rejected a Republican bid to revive a law that intentionally aimed to suppress Black voter turnout.
A voter signature-matching law allows the state to reject an absentee ballot if a signature on the envelope does not match the one on the ballot — disenfranchising many elderly people and people with disabilities.
The panel ruled that the redrawn boundaries were designed to either fragment cohesive Latino communities among multiple districts, or to lump Hispanics into a single jurisdiction and thus limit their overall sway.
Two U.S. district judges found that the districts' shapes diluted minority voters' power.
Voting rights group alleged that the 2011 voter ID law was meant to discriminate against Black and Hispanic people.
"If we demonstrate the power of the purse, then we will demonstrate the power of democracy," said NAACP President Cornell Brooks.
President Donald Trump seemingly based his "voter fraud" cry on an unsubstantiated tweet from November alleging "verified" voter fraud.
A district judge called the voter registrations removal process "insane" and said it "sounds like something that was put together in 1901."
Republicans pushed to significantly restrict early voting and voting hours, as well as limit the number of poll sites in some areas.
Without public transportation to the polls, the strike could have a large impact on a critical swing state, where registered Democrats largely outnumber Republicans.
Many Ohio ballots have been thrown out due to small spelling errors — notably in Democratic-leaning counties.
Despite a series of court victories for voting rights, civil rights groups and voting rights activists remain concerned that these rulings will not be enforced on local levels.
Trump's hostile debate strategy may have worked against him in his attempt to win back support he's lost over the past few weeks.
"Election observers" openly say they will racially profile "people who can't speak American … to make them a little bit nervous."
"We have to use every possible means to ensure the integrity of this election isn't compromised by racial discrimination and intimidation."
Trump once again told supporters to "watch" voters in "certain areas" and offers a section on his website for poll watchers to sign up.
Latinos are the fastest growing group of eligible voters. NALEO Educational Fund is helping this group take action in the upcoming election.
The rapper and businessman encouraged Black voters to “hold our vote” until a candidate prioritizes issues pertinent to the Black community.