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The Voting Rights Act and Alabama were front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court last week as the Shelby County v. Holder case was heard. The Voting Rights Act requires Alabama and other states with a history of voter discrimination to seek approval from the federal government prior to instituting voting changes. Seven years ago congress decided to extend the law another 25 years with overwhelming bi-partisan support and near unanimous votes. However, there are some that have questioned whether the vote was just too politically charged to vote against? Regardless of the reasons, there is still evidence that continued voting rights oversight, must continue. Look no further than the poster child for this lawsuit, Shelby County, who has had more than 240 discriminatory voting laws, blocked by Section 5 objectives alone. I think that speaks for itself.
I'm WAFF 48 General Manager Vanessa Oubre and that is My Take what is yours?
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