Bloomberg Law
July 31, 2020, 2:01 PM

Advocates for Blind Sue States for Mail-In Ballot Discrimination

Andrew M. Ballard
Andrew M. Ballard
Staff Correspondent

North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are the latest states to face lawsuits claiming that their mail-in voting procedures discriminate against visually impaired citizens.

The National Federation of the Blind and other disability advocacy groups have filed lawsuits against several states over the past few months claiming that their absentee voting systems—which are set to be used on a large scale because of the coronavirus pandemic—violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The three most recent were filed within the past week.

Fewer than a dozen states provide accessible absentee or mail-in voting, according to NFB spokesman Chris Danielsen. He ...

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