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Supreme Court Deals Dual Blows to Voting Rights, Election Transparency


Supreme Court upholds voting restrictions, strikes down donor disclosure

Sara Swann

The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt dual blows to voting rights and election transparency advocates.

In its final two opinions of the term, the court upheld two restrictive voting laws in Arizona and struck down a nonprofit donor disclosure rule in California. In both decisions, the justices ruled 6-3, along ideological lines.

Good-government groups decried both rulings, expressing concern over the larger implications they could have moving forward. The court's ruling in the Arizona case could make it harder to challenge potentially discriminatory voting rules, and eliminating California's donor disclosure rule could make it harder for the state to prevent fraud.

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