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Events from the Brookings Institution

Jan 12, 2017

On January 11, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an expert panel focused on the effects and future implications of new voter ID laws. How did these new requirements impact African American and Latino voters, particularly in states and districts that enacted rapid changes prior to the election? To what degree was voter suppression and intimidation in action during the 2016 presidential election? And given the Supreme Court’s recent decision, what will be the future of the Voting Rights Act and how will the new administration handle rising concerns about its sustainability?

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