Texas' voter ID law, a common voter suppression law that disproportionately targets students, low-income voters and people of color, will take effect Monday after a court battle that was ultimately resolved by the five Republican members of the Supreme Court.
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A ThinkProgress analysis found that anyone can obtain assault rifles from unlicensed dealers at gun shows or online without a background check in 39 states; zero states allow citizens to vote without identification.
Former NC State Sen. Ellie Kinnaird (D) will launch “a grass-roots project to make sure everyone in the state has a proper voter ID so that no votes are denied, even though” a recently enacted voter suppression law “is aimed at exactly that – repressing the vote.”
For the third consecutive election, Pennsylvania's suppressive voter ID law likely won't be in effect. But in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision, at least six other states are reviving them.