August Roundup: 2 Must-Read Articles

Want to make sure you don’t miss the month’s best opinion pieces, deep dives, and analysis? Here’s your monthly roundup of must-read articles on voting rights from around the web:

1. A dozen people on probation or parole, who are disqualified from voting in North Carolina under its felon disenfranchisement laws, have been charged with voting illegally in that state. The defendants say that they did not understand the felony disenfranchisement laws, and “[a]ctivists are now worried that the fear of prosecution may suppress black turnout in the midterm elections.”

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2. Ahead of midterms, US officials are trying to address threats of Russian election interference. “Intelligence and law enforcement officials are…looking out for voter suppression efforts, illegal campaign financing, hacks targeting elected officials and voting infrastructure.”

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