Natasha Korgaonkar, Assistant Counsel at LDF, weighs in on the on-going voting law battles leading up to the 2016 general election.
Supreme Court rulings forced last-minute changes in state voting procedures for the midterm elections across the country, but the battle over voting rules is far from over. Courts are still hearing arguments over voter ID and early voting laws, legal challenges that could reshuffle voting rules again before 2016, when a presidential election will probably increase voter turnout and long lines at polls.
…“A lot of voters heard that we won, and they’re right. That’s still true. The stay unfortunately caused some confusion,” says Natasha Korgaonkar of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The case may return to the Supreme Court, she says. “My feeling is that yes, this will be resolved in 2016 and that Texas voters will not need to vote under this intentionally discriminatory law in 2016.”
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