Tag : Voting Rights Act (1965)

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Virginia, the Old Confederacy’s Heart, Becomes a Voting Rights Bastion

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The state’s voting rights act is being signed into law by a governor whose career was nearly derailed by a blackface scandal in 2019. Since...
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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

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Mr. Kemp on Friday pushed back at Mr. Biden’s criticism, saying, “There is nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about requiring a photo or state-issued ID to vote...
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Democrats Begin Push for Biggest Expansion of Voting Since 1960s

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Democrats began pushing on Wednesday for the most substantial expansion of voting rights in a half-century, laying the groundwork in the Senate for what would...
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In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sundays are always special at the St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. church. But in October, the pews are often more packed, the sermon...
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House Set to Pass Landmark Voting Rights Bill

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Study after study, including by Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department, has concluded no widespread fraud exists. “In this country, if the people who win elections...
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Supreme Court Case Could Limit Options to Fight Republican Voting Restrictions

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WASHINGTON — There was not much subtlety to the Republicans’ argument to the Supreme Court on Tuesday for allowing laws that effectively limit voting access...
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The Brewing Voting Rights Clash

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The 2020 election was a wild one. And under the strange circumstances, Republicans wound up turning against one another on an issue that tends to...
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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sustain Arizona Voting Limits

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed poised on Tuesday to uphold two Arizona voting restrictions, one requiring election officials to discard ballots cast at the...
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A Supreme Court Test for What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act

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But Paul M. Smith, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center, which submitted a brief supporting the challengers, said lower courts had worked out a...
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Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message: Fear the Democrats

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NORCROSS, Ga. — The biggest applause lines in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s stump speech are not about Ms. Loeffler at all. When the crowd is most...