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The Source: Voter Rights Amendment Act

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Chris Eudaily | Texas Public Radio
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A big chunk of the  Voting Rights Act was struck down more than a year ago by the US Supreme Court. The ruling took many southern states off the hook when it came to getting voting laws pre-cleared by the Department of Justice. A move that had many worrying about abuses and racial discrimination at the Voting booth. 

We talk about legislation stuck in congress that hopes to address the issues the Supreme Court had with the VRA, and what steps advocates have taken to reinstate voter protections.

Guest:

  • Deborah Vagins, senior legislative counsel for the ACLU Washington Legslative Office
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive