According to an exclusive from Reuters the United States will significantly reduce federal election observers for the upcoming election. The report states this will be the lowest deployment of observers since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This action by the U.S. department of justice comes after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.
“Voting rights advocates told Reuters they were concerned that the scaling-back of observers would make it harder to detect and counter efforts to intimidate or hinder voters, especially in southern states with a history of racial discrimination at the ballot box.”
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