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Topic - Jamin B. Raskin
The Supreme Court is expected this month to announce rulings on two key voting rights cases that could reshape how Americans nationwide cast ballots in federal elections.
As Puerto Rico prepares to hold its first status referendum in 14 years this November, a leading advocate for D.C. statehood said he sees strong parallels between the two jurisdictions' political situations.
"The struggle over minority voting rights simply hasn't ended, and [Shelby] County itself is a really good example of that," he said.
"No one challenges in theory the idea that people's identify and relevant citizenship needs to be established before voting," said Mr. Raskin, a Democratic Maryland state senator. "But the question is whether the government sets up so many thresholds and barriers that it acts as a deterrent to participation."