Red-tape voter suppression: How new, draconian voter registration rules undermine voting rights


In Tennessee, a draconian new law aims to penalize groups engaging in voter registration campaigns. Civil rights advocates have rightly compared the legislation to the racist voter suppression policies of the Jim Crow era and are contesting the law’s constitutionality.

Having experienced the effects of similar legislation in the field, we can say with confidence that if the Tennessee law is allowed to stand, it will undermine voter registration efforts and keep eligible voters off the rolls.

Source: Red-tape voter suppression: How new, draconian voter registration rules undermine voting rights

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