WASHINGTON POST: Voting rules changed quickly for the primaries. But the battle over how Americans will cast ballots in the fall is just heating up.
“When the political branches fail to protect voting rights, it is left to the courts to do that,” said leading Democratic elections attorney Marc Elias, who estimated that he is litigating more than three dozen cases in 17 states. “If the political branches were functioning the way they’re supposed to, you would have Republicans and Democrats agreeing to increase access to absentee voting. You’d be putting in place safeguards to make sure every eligible voter who casts a ballot has that ballot counted. . . . Unfortunately, the Republican Party is taking its cues from Donald Trump.”