Shelby County claims it was too overwhelmed by thousands of last-minute voter registrations to give citizens rejected by the system a chance to correct errors or omissions on their forms on election day. Now it’s up to the court to decide what will happen to voters.
Thanks to the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, Republicans have been able to pass laws enabling them to pick an electorate more to their liking. Still, there’s more work to be done, and WhoWhatWhy is offering a few innovative ways to ensure that only the “right” people vote.
With its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court opened the door for state lawmakers who wanted to turn back the clock and return to a time when race played a role in who could vote.