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Battles Over Voting Laws Escalate

While the Presidential Commission on Election Administration has made recommendations to improve all voters’ experience in casting their ballots, and Republicans and Democrats in Congress recently introduced a bill to strengthen the Voting Rights Act, legislators in pivotal swing states have put in place rules and laws that restrict registration and voting. In a striking new tact, though, a federal judge this past week struck down Wisconsin’s law requiring voters to produce state-approved identification cards at polling places invoking a new legal basis: the Voting Rights Act.

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