Judge strikes down restrictive Arkansas law that violates the Voting Rights Act
A federal judge ruled that Arkansas broke the Voting Rights Act due to its six-voter limit for those who help people cast ballots physically. On Friday, Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, Arkansas ruled that Congress has given voters the opportunity to decide on whom they want to assist them at polls, as long as it was not their employer or union typical. In 2020, Arkansa United, a humane group that helps migrant, filed a lawsuit after having to send added employees and volunteers to provide transfer services to voters at the polls in order to avoid breach the state law. This cutting has derived in voter suppression, violating the act.
An advocacy group for immigrants challenged a state law that restricted individuals from helping more than six people to vote.