Now more than ever, Americans are concerned with the integrity of elections. In response to this concern, states across the country are working to modernize their election laws to cope with the ever-changing nature of elections due to technological advancement, growing populations, and other factors. States that have passed new election laws have all been hit with a barrage of lawsuits, but so far have generally prevailed in court managing to keep their reforms because they are reasonable, fair, and constitutional.
Yesterday was no exception. In a 6-3 decision the U.S. Supreme Court in DNC v. Brnovichupheld two Arizona election integrity laws, and in the process, established important precedent that will have powerful and lasting implications across the country. This includes a host of useful arguments that will no doubt be employed by the State of Georgia as it faces the unprecedented and troubling challenge from Biden’s newly expanded and re-staffed Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division.
A quick review of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the Brnovichcase’s ruling would prove useful for those with a close eye on Georgia and the other Republican states that should expect to be targeted next.