5 Years After Supreme Court Gutted VRA, Report Finds Voter Purges
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FEATURING KEVIN MORRIS – While much attention has been paid to the politics of the upcoming midterm elections, the issue of voting rights has fallen off the radar. A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice found that five years after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, voter rolls are being purged.
Brennan Center lawyer Myrna Perez in a recent New York Times op-ed wrote that her organization found that, “the median rate of purging across the country has risen from 6.2 percent of voters to 7.8 percent since 2008.”
Download the report HERE.
Kevin Morris, quantitative researcher with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, focusing on voting rights and elections. He is one of the co-authors of the report, Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote.
**This segment was originally broadcast on July 25, 2018.