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Voting Rights Act

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After 56 years, the Voting Rights Act is more necessary than ever
Fifty-six years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history: the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This law took a number of important steps to empower citizens that had long faced de facto and de jure barriers to the ballot box. It repealed blatantly racist policies, like literacy tests, and provided the federal government the tools it needed to stamp out segregationist electoral policies wherever they were introduced.
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Opinion
The GOP’s real target — the Voting Rights Act
All eyes have been on Georgia’s blatant effort to shove the state permanently back in the red-state column with its unabashed Jim Crow-style vote-suppression ploy. But this is just the warmup for the GOP’s main act, to once and for all erase from the books the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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