Voting rights activists had cause for celebration last week after federal courts struck down strict new voting requirements in several major states.

The separate rulings, which come just a few months before the presidential election, reverse strict voter ID rules in Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin.


Matthew Green

Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email:; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

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