Texas, Georgia, and 33 other US states have voter ID laws in place for the 2020 election. They don't stop voter fraud, but they do prevent thousands of registered voters from casting ballots.
COURIER and its sister sites spoke with officials running the 2020 election from North Carolina to Wisconsin. Here's how they're keeping this year's election safe.
"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."
“When I walked in there I was taking the spirit of the Civil Rights movement with me,” said Desmond Meade. After 30 years, Meade regained his right to vote and led the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to help others vote too.
A new poll shows 58% of registered voters support letting people vote from home during the pandemic, but Republicans have vocally opposed the idea.
A federal court of appeals affirmed that Florida’s new re-enfranchisement law, which requires felons in the state to pay all court fines and fees before voting, violates the 14th Amendment.