TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 7, 2014

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder argued that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of an Ohio law that restricts early voting will disproportionately affect African-Americans, many of whom "heavily" use early voting. The law cut down the state's 35-day early voting window by seven days. "Early voting is about much more than making it more convenient for people to exercise their civic responsibilities,” Holder said in a video message posted on the Justice Department’s website. “It's about preserving access and openness for every eligible voter, not just those who can afford to miss work or who can afford to pay for childcare.” WCYB has more from CNN.