The Intensifying Attack On The Voting Rights Act

Posted by | February 19, 2012 12:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republican efforts to give states more power to change election laws could result in reducing voting rights for African-Americans and other minorities.

An intensifying conservative legal assault on the Voting Rights Act could precipitate what many civil rights advocates regard as the nuclear option: a court ruling striking down one of the core elements of the landmark 1965 law guaranteeing African Americans and other minorities access to the ballot box.

At the same time, the view that states should have free rein to change their election laws even in places with a history of Jim Crow seems to be gaining traction within the Republican Party.

This law has been a bedrock of our election process since Lyndon Johnson signed it in 1965.

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By: Alan

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