Paul Ryan, via Mel Brown /

Speaker Ryan passes the buck on Voting Rights Act restoration

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He says he supports the bill, but won’t step on a committee chair’s toes to bring it up for a vote.
Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Jeb Bush opposes Voting Rights Act restoration, says ballot access “exponentially better” now

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Not only did he misunderstand the issue, his answer was wrong on his own terms.
Flag of Texas, via Wikimedia Commons

Texas challenges what little is left of the Voting Rights Act

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Not one to be messed with, Texas is challenging what little is left of the Voting Rights Act.
Lyndon Johnson hands the pen used to sign the Voting Rights Act to Martin Luther King, Jr., via Wikimedia Commons

The RNC’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act is as laughable as it is insulting

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On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, voting rights have become a uniformly partisan issue.
Voting rights protest, via Michael Fleshman / Flickr

On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.

Daily Show on fallout from Sup. Ct. striking down Voting Rights Act

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Aasif Mandvi interviews a North Carolina GOP leader who pretty much hangs himself talking about “vote fraud.”
Neither of these faces is going to woo young voters.

How the Supreme Court just killed off the GOP

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Republicans on the Supreme Court did the GOP no favor by green-lighting voter suppression via the VRA decision.

Colbert Report and Daily Show on the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision

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“Chief Justice John Roberts knows that the South doesn’t need to be babysat anymore.”

John Lewis: Supreme Court stabbed civil rights law “in its very heart”

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The Supreme Court today gutted a key enforcement mechanism of the Voting Rights Act.
Vote by Shutterstock.

“Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote,” per Texas Tea Party

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A Texas Tea Party Republican admitted at a state party meeting that the GOP doesn’t want blacks to vote.
the South

Is the South more racist than the North?

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Justices Scalia and Roberts think racism is over. Apparently they don’t get out much.
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