The Hill: Dems pound drum for voting rights update
House Democratic leaders are intensifying the pressure on Republicans for stronger voter protections.
The lawmakers launched a new campaign Tuesday — one year prior to the 2016 elections — aimed at forcing the GOP to consider an update to the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.
Republican leaders have refused to consider such legislation, arguing that the provisions of the law left intact by the court provide ample protections at the polls.
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