His career for 8 years before this was being steeped in everything having to do with voting laws, rules and regulations.
Someone who is clever can make intentions secondary effects and not “in the text” to allow people like yourself (their defenders) to say “But it’s not technically written there” while it has the exact effect they want.
Plausible deniability. Gets them out of trouble and people make excuses on their behalf.
For example: some of the changes will result in 10 hour waiting times, standing on line to vote.
It’s not technically preventing someone from voting unless they have medical issues such as standing for 10 hours causes fainting or edema in the ankles or heat exhaustion.
The reason for the long lines will be because of closing down polling stations in areas that coincidentally – I’m sure it’s all perfectly innocent and natural, good and well-intentioned and Godly – have a significant population of people who will probably vote against them.
Because the people in power don’t want these people to vote for them, they’re not going to provide water or food for these long waits — or open up more polling stations which is needed.
So people who want to help will provide water and food for them.
But.. they can’t. New law forbids it, making it a crime if they are at all associated with any group.
So they have to stand there 10 hours.
Not hindering the right to vote in in any way?
The point of voter suppression is to DEMORALIZE the enemy.
Make it so they don’t want to bother voting.
It’s psychological warfare and it’s been going on a long time.