Uncounted: The Voting Access Project
‘It’s Very Much a Racial Issue’: Why Georgia Has Slashed Hundreds of Polling Places in the Last 4 Years
The wave of closures came after a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act meant to ensure fair voting practices in states with a history of racially-motivated voter suppression.
Before Trump, the Department of Justice rarely investigated polling stations for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Now they’re being closed in nine states.
Exclusive VICE News analysis shows a 20% cut in election locations nationwide, and much deeper cuts in California, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, Nevada and North Dakota.