To mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, members of Congress today reintroduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen and restore the law’s core protection, which the U.S. Supreme Court gutted in 2013.
In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court ruled the ID law violated the state constitution by imposing an additional "qualification" to voting. With this law blocked, 21 states will now have new restrictions in place since the 2010 election.
The two rulings come as many Americans face an ever-shifting voting landscape before heading to the polls this November. Since the 2010 election, new restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states.