US Politics

Marion McKeone: Supreme Court move that could suppress Black voter rights would help Trump’s chances in ‘24 election

In 2020, US President Joe Biden won 90 per cent of the Black vote, so any move to reduce the number of Black people from voting would play into Trump’s hands, should he emerge as the Republican candidate

Donald Trump: the likely Republican candidate in the US presidential election taking place next year. Picture: Getty

Legal scholars have warned that a decision by the Eight Circuit of Appeals, which ends the right of individuals and civil rights groups to challenge voter suppression laws is a move towards the biggest disenfranchisement of thirty million eligible Black voters since reconstruction.

And voting rights advocates fear the decision which spikes the most powerful gun in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, could be upheld by a Supreme Court whose conservative supermajority has turned its ...