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2 <br /> blocked more than 400 cases with specific evidence of intentional discrimination. Section 5 also <br /> deterred more than 205 voting changes were withdrawn after the Department of Justice <br /> requested additional information. The Department of Justice brought 650 successful lawsuits <br /> under Section 2 of the Voting Right Act in covered jurisdictions. <br /> Since Shelby v. Holder, many states have adopted restrictive voting laws that impact <br /> communities of color. These restrictions such as strict photo ID requirements, limitation on who <br /> can provide assistance in polling places, the curbing on early voting days, and closing of polling <br /> places has had the effect of suppressing the votes of people of color. Other measures include <br /> purging of voter rolls and drawing election districts to dilute the power of and influence of people <br /> of color. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goal is applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: ENABLE FULL CIVIC PARTICIPATION <br /> Ensure that Orange County residents are able to engage government through voting and <br /> volunteering by eliminating disparities in participation and barriers to participation. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Environmental Responsibility Goal impact associated <br /> with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board approve and authorize the <br /> Chair to sign the Resolution. <br />