The U.S. Supreme Court upheld two Arizona laws, in essence rejecting claims that the laws discriminate against minority voters.
One of these laws banned the collection of any absentee ballots by anyone other than a relative or caregiver, while the other threw out any ballots cast in the wrong precinct.
With the conservative majority 6-3, there is a clear indication of the influence former President Donald Trump’s appointees have.
The decision has caused a number of concerns among the people. As the latest NPR poll found, 56 percent of respondents believe making sure those who want to vote can is worth more concern than those ineligible voting.
Democrats have stated that data shows how these laws have disproportionately hurt Latino and Native American voters, which is in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
However, Justice Samuel Alito attested, “Mere inconvenience cannot be enough to demonstrate a violation of [Section 2].”
Cedric Richmond, a senior White House advisor, says that President Biden plans to use the power of the White House to bring civil rights advocates and private companies together to gain attention on the issue.