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15 Examples of Virginia Voter Protection Now Impossible After Voting Rights Act's Weakening

15 Examples of Virginia Voter Protection Now Impossible After Voting Rights Act's Weakening
The executive director of the ACLU of Virginia called the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Voting Rights Act could be a potential "death blow" for the 1965 law's Section 5, which prevented voter disenfranchisement mostly due to unfair redistricting. As late as 2003, the VRA stopped Republican efforts to "pack" African-American voters into a fewer districts or "dilute" the power of black voters in majority-white districts in Virginia.
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