Some countries where voting is mandatory have higher turnout rates than the U.S., but not by much.
Voting rights advocates say the laws are part of a decade-long effort that is likely to continue.
Voters went to the polls in a divisive presidential election roiled by anxieties over race, class and the fundamental integrity of the American electoral system itself.
The Trump campaign wanted to preserve the personal information of poll workers they alleged kept polling stations open two hours past closing time in areas with larger minority voting precincts.
A Cleveland homeless organization and the Ohio Democratic Party are asking the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a ruling they warn will disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters in the battleground state during this presidential election.
Early voting has begun in Texas, officially marking the home stretch of what has been an extraordinary election season — even in the Lone Star State.