Supreme Court

Supreme Court Denies Request to End RNC Vote Fraud Rules

Barred from targeting minorities when trying to fight voter fraud


The Supreme Court has refused to lift a 30-year consent decree that bars the Republican National Committee from targeting racial and ethnic minorities in its efforts to end fraudulent voting.

The justices without comment turned down an appeal from RNC lawyers who said the decree has become "antiquated" and is "increasingly used as political weapon" by Democrats during national campaigns.

For their part, lawyers for the Democratic National Committee had argued that recent campaigns show the "consent degree remains necessary today."