Author(s): Ariel White, Mayya Komisarchik
Status/Format: In Progress
Revisiting the Voting Rights Act
Ariel White and Mayya Komisarchik are working on a project about the US Supreme Court’s 2013 decision invalidating some parts of the Voting Rights Act. Advocates feared that these changes would do irreparable harm to minority voting rights and political participation, while the court majority argued that the protections were outdated and no longer needed. The research project collects administrative data on voting and election administration to see what has happened since the court’s decision.