GOP Attorneys General: Voting Rights Act Should Be Struck Down To Boost Laws Suppressing Minority Vote

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The Republican attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court arguing that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Significantly, that the Voting Rights Act impedes laws intended to make it more difficult for racial minorities to cast a ballot as a reason why Court should cast a skeptical gaze on the landmark voting rights law responsible for breaking the back of Jim Crow. Voters disenfranchised by voter ID are disproportionately likely to be racial minorities, low-income voters or students -- all of whom tend to favor Democrats over Republicans. Which explains why six Republican officials are so eager to ensure that these laws take effect.

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