Republicans, especially in the states, have been emboldened to push for more voting restrictions. They are helped by the selection of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a Congress more unlikely than ever to redo the Voting Rights Act and the expected appointment of a conservative to the Supreme Court.
The Democratic National Committee has taken the Republican National Committee to court, claiming that Republicans are conspiring with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters and prevent them from casting ballots. The Democrats would like to see a consent decree prohibiting the Republicans from engaging in such activity extended for another eight years. The RNC says it has no poll monitoring activities and is not responsible for the actions of the Trump campaign or state parties.
For those worried about problems voting in this year's elections, there are several things they can do to help, such as checking their registrations and polling places ahead of time, and volunteering to be a poll worker.
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