Report Finds Ongoing Voting Rights Discrimination in the United States
August 13, 2014 | Grantee Publications | Strengthening American Democracy

African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American voters are more likely to face discrimination in this year’s elections than at any point in recent decades, according to a report released by the National Commission on Voting Rights, a MacArthur-supported initiative of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Citing more than 300 successful voting rights lawsuits, the report shows where and how minority voters continue to be harmed by racial discrimination in voting, and asserts that as a result of the weakening of the Voting Rights Act, states formerly protected by the Act demonstrate the highest levels of discrimination.

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