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Kobach Email Confirms Trump Administration’s Goal to Gut Vital Voting Rights Law
The Trump administration’s voter fraud commission is poised to attack a federal voting rights law that prevents states from capriciously disenfranchising citizens.

That law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as “motor voter,” has long been a bête noire of conservatives. The NVRA creates national voter registration requirements and procedures that states may not abrogate or abridge, barring them from arbitrarily purging voters from the rolls. Federal courts have also interpreted the statute to prevent states from imposing a proof of citizenship on new voters. When Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach attempted to implement such a requirement in 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union successfully sued to block him, citing the NVRA. At Kobach’s meeting with Donald Trump in November, he was photographed holding a memo indicating his desire to amend the law.

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Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s
This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder overturned Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which mandated federal oversight of changes in voting procedure in jurisdictions that have a history of using a “test or device” to impede enfranchisement. Here is one example of such a...

I was on question 3 when I realized I had failed the test on question 1…. blessed to live in the era that I do, but realize that the Voting Rights Act needs to be restored after being gutted by the Supreme Court

The Voting Rights Act of 1965; The United States Congress voted and approved the enforcement of sections of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 3, 1965, with President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the legislation making it effective on August 6, 1965. The ACT’s purpose is to criminalize the obstruction of citizen’s rights to vote and to provide federal supervision during the election and voter registration process. The ACT enfranchised many minorities and changed the political alignment in the United States, especially in the South. Black Americans began voting with the Democratic Party, having been more  evenly aligned with both parties before the enactment. White southerners began to switch their political party affiliation to the Republican Party in response.