Statement from Eric Holder on Supreme Court Ruling in Brnovich v. DNC

Washington, D.C. — Today Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brnovich v. DNC:

“The Supreme Court’s decision today sends a clear message to voters across the country: We will not protect your sacred right to vote. The laws at issue in Brnovich are part of a larger, coordinated assault on our democracy being carried out in the name of ‘election security,’ that is based on the decades long lie of widespread election fraud. The impact of this activist, ideologically-driven decision will be felt in the future and far outside the borders of Arizona. These laws, and others like them, are unnecessary, and they will result in the effective disenfranchisement of countless American citizens – especially people of color.

“Tellingly, this decision shows once again that this Court has little interest in protecting voting rights, and it makes the responsibility that is constitutionally supposed to be Congress’ all the more urgent. We are getting by with an electoral system on life support — Congress must take immediate action to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to help mitigate the damage done in this case and in the disastrous Shelby County decision of 2013.”