NEW ANALYSIS: At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018 — with a median purge rate that is 40% higher in areas that were previously covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
In Shelby vs. Holder John Roberts said that history did not end in 1965, and jurisdictions with a record of limiting the franchise should not be subject to special scrutiny. Those jurisdictions are now purging voters at a 40% higher level.
"A new Brennan Center analysis has found that between 2016 and 2018, counties with a history of voter discrimination have continued purging people from the rolls at much higher rates than other counties."
17 million people purged from voting rolls from 2016-2018 according to new report from Purge rate 40% higher in places that had to approve election changes under Voting Rights Act before John Roberts gutted law. This is very disturbing
Republicans purge 17 million Democrats from the voter rolls. Republicans know they can only win next year by cheating. Sadly, Democrats will probably accept it passively, like they always do. See Abrams, Stacey, election stolen from.
The effects of the 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder hold today: counties with a history of voter discrimination continue to purge people from the rolls at much higher rates than other counties. Read the full report from here
The most important difference-in-difference chart of the day: After Roberts Court gutted Voting Rights Act in 2013, purges of voters from voting rolls leaped in counties previously requiring federal pre-clearance, and have remained high.