NJ Spotlight Reports on ISJ's Work to Protect Voters of Color

New Jersey Spotlight reports:

Concerned about the potential for aggressive challenges of urban voters on Election Day, minority and legal groups said they will coordinate efforts to ensure normal access to the polls in four New Jersey cities.  

"There's the possibility not only for the usual confusion and administrative problems, but also for overly aggressive challenges of voters and even voter intimidation," said Ryan Haygood, president and CEO of the Newark-based New Jersey Institute for Social Justice...

"This will be the first presidential election in 50 years not covered by the full authority of the Voting Rights Act," which barred states from erecting obstacles to minority voters, Haygood noted. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down some provisions in 2013, saying they were no longer necessary.  

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