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Shape Of Nationwide Voting Restriction Push Begins To Firm Up

This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box.
CHARLESTON, SC - OCTOBER 30: People head to the voting booths to cast their in-person absentee ballots at Seacoast Church West Ashley on October 30, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - OCTOBER 30: People head to the voting booths to cast their in-person absentee ballots at Seacoast Church West Ashley on October 30, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
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March 15, 2021 2:18 p.m.

We’re beginning to see what aspects of the unprecedented surge in election restricting proposals could become law. Iowa’s Governor last Monday signed into law an omnibus bill scaling back the opportunities voters have to cast their ballots, joining Arkansas — which earlier this month tightened up its ID requirement — in making law of the Trump-fueled backlash to ballot access.

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