After President Obama’s election in 2008, some state legislatures responded to the increased turnout among young people and people of color by attempting to curb voting rights.
The wave of voter suppression measures accelerated after the 2010 elections, with politicians enacting new laws that made it more difficult to register to vote and curtailed access to the ballot box. This effort got a boost from the Trump administration, which launched its own attacks on voting rights. Following President Trump’s baseless claim that 3 to 5 million people committed voter fraud during the 2016 election, the administration created the sham Pence-Kobach commission to push for restrictive voting laws.
By Brian Tashman15th Amendment, 19th Amendment, 23rd Amendment, 24th Amendment, 26th Amendment, Voter Empowerment Day, Voter Suppression, Voting Rights, voting rights act of 1965
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