The 26th Amendment has often been used in litigation to protect the rights of voters of all ages. League of Women Voters of Florida v. Lee highlights a failed attempt by Republican legislators and officials to limit the voices of young voters.
The voter transportation ban and absentee ballot organizing ban do not make Michigan elections more secure, but instead disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters who rely on get-out-the-vote efforts.
Cooper v. Harris, and the extensive litigation that followed it, exemplifies the duality of federal gerrymandering lawsuits: racial and partisan gerrymandering. The courts have treated these types of cases very differently.
In 2018, Montana banned community ballot collection and Democrats sued in the case Driscoll v. Stapleton. Despite a court striking down the ban in 2020, Republicans once again tried to block this critical form of voter assistance in 2021.
Investigations into Trump’s “Big Lie” did not end with the impeachment trial in February. The NAACP brought a lawsuit against Trump, his campaign and the RNC for their efforts to disenfranchise Black voters in 2020.
On Tuesday March 2nd, the Supreme Court will hear Brnovich v. DNC. The lawsuit is over five years in the making, exemplifying exactly how much further we have to go in the fight against disenfranchisement.
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