The legislation amends the state’s original strict law which had been struck down by multiple courts as racially discriminatory over years of litigation. It makes some advances while raising new concerns.
The Brennan Center for Justice, writing also on behalf of the Indiana NAACP, the Service Employees International Union, and its members said the Indiana bill violates provisions of the National Voter Registration Act.
A new report finds that extreme partisan bias in congressional maps account for at least 16-17 Republican seats in the current Congress and that only a small number of swing states account for the vast majority of this partisan skew.
It is not a credible effort to improve election integrity. With a Republican chair and vice chair, it is not bipartisan. And several officials reportedly being considered for it are some of the most well-known supporters of voting restrictions.
Under current Nebraska law, citizens who have successfully completed a sentence for a felony conviction must wait two years before their rights are restored. This bill would remove that waiting period.