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July 2, 2021

The Supreme Court Abandons Voting Rights

By Marta Steele

Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act has been gutted, having survived the gutting of section 5 in 2013, both sections having worked to prevent discrimination against minority voting, the latter far stronger. None of the rampant legislation repressing the vote could have passed if section 5 were still in force among the relevant states: former Confederate states and yes, Arizona and parts of New York City among others. I believe that if someh ...

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Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act has been gutted, having survived the gutting of section 5 in 2013, both sections having worked to prevent discrimination against minority voting, the latter far stronger. None of the rampant legislation repressing the vote could have passed if section 5 were still in force among the relevant states: former Confederate states and yes, Arizona and parts of New York City among others. I believe that if somehow it is revived, section 5 should apply to all states and relevant other entities. 

Congress can act against SCOTUS decisions, but we're still up against that cement roadblock, the filibuster. There's an act making its way through the HR now to restore section 5, honoring the late Rep. John Lewis, but it will run up against the roadblock. Who's really in charge here? Moderate Democrats. In their hands rests the future of democracy. 



Authors Website: http://www.wordsunltd.com

Authors Bio:

Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, 2000-2008" (Columbus, Free Press) and a member of the Election Integrity movement since 2001. Her original website, WordsUnLtd.com, first entered the blogosphere in 2003. She recently became a senior editor for Opednews.com. She has in the past taught college and worked as a full-time as well as freelance reporter. She has been a peace and election integrity activist since 1999. Her undergraduate and graduate educational background are in Spanish, classical philology, and historical and comparative linguistics. Her biography is most recently listed in "Who's Who in America" 2019 and in 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Who's Who.


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