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Recent Court Decisions Fuel Renewed Push for Restoring the Voting Rights Act


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Recent Court Decisions Fuel Renewed Push for Restoring the Voting Rights Act

Rebekah Barber

"What happened on July 29th is history, but the celebration is over. There are ongoing challenges we have to face."

So said attorney Irv Joyner as he addressed the crowd at a voting rights gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina, called by the state NAACP on Aug. 6, the 51st anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


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Shocking we are still fighting for voting rights, regardless of the constitutional right to vote. It's insanity and threatens the whole election process. With elections, now clearly rigged and the right to vote in danger, it makes me wonder how much longer we will even have elections?
We are told repeatedly that our vote doesn't really matter, so what now? Without fair elections voting rights become a moot point.


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Democrats aren't serious about voting rights, except as a campaign issue.

The decision eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, Shelby County v. Holder, was handed down 3 years ago. A political party that truly believed in voting rights would have been, well, registering voters and making a stink about the entire process this entire time. Instead? They just trot out the braying outrage at election time, and leave voting rights high and dry when it comes time to actually making policy.