Prime Badge
Voting Rights
weekly primer
December 10, 2018 12:32 p.m.

Primer: Dems Prepare An Ambitious Package Of Voting Rights Legislation

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up a Texas case on campaign finance limits — a move that is good news for those who would like to see the legality of such limits remain intact. Meanwhile, the high court has not said yet whether it will take up a North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case after punting on the issue in two major cases last year. Now we won’t know until at least January — when the justices return from their holiday break — whether they will take up the issue again. Democrats have big plans on voting rights when they take over the House next month. They’re preparing a package of election legislation, the first that the new House will likely unveil, that will include the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, expansion of voter registration opportunities, campaign finance reform, and an ethics overhaul. Not surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week he has…

Weekly Primers are TPM member-only content.

Already a member? SIGN IN

This story is only available for TPM Members. Interested in reading exclusive analysis and reporting from TPM’s award-winning staff?

Sign up now and the first month is just ONE DOLLAR

Join Now For $1
Recent Editions
More Weekly Primers
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: