Voters cast their ballots electronically in a downtown Miami government building. (AP Photo/J.Pat Carter)

Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5

A single provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been playing a key role on the election front this year. Section 5 has blocked photo voter-ID laws, prohibited reduced early-voting periods in parts of Florida and just Tuesday barrednew redistricting maps in Texas. It’s the reason South Carolina is in federal court this […]

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