A letter requesting personal information on U.S. voters threatens to violate individual privacy, and further justifies concerns that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was conceived to drive voter suppression efforts.
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.
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.
A House committee meets today to consider eliminating a federal agency that sets security standards for voting machines. This would pose a risky and irresponsible threat to our election infrastructure.