Well, it looks like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is headed to the White House.
This will be the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the act, it should come as no surprise that voting is tougher in states with high numbers of racial minorities.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
As the nation approaches its first presidential election in 50 years without a core protection of the Voting Rights Act— the requirement that states with a history of discrimination get federal approval before changing electoral practices — large swaths of the electorate face new voting hurdles.
Over the last four years, 17 states, mostly in the Deep South and Midwest, have passed stringent voting laws. Many demand voters show official photo ID. Others restrict early voting, eliminate same-day registration, remove out-of-precinct voting, limit mail-in ballots, require proof of citizenship, curb voter registration drives and tighten absentee ballot rules.
Take a look back in anger on why the Voting Rights Act matters.