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Republican leaders push bill
to update Voting Rights Act

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/17/2014 11:36:16 AM

Key lawmakers announced a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, creating a test to judge which states are still so discriminatory that they need federal scrutiny of their voting decisions — moving to revive the iconic law just months after the Supreme Court declared part of it unconstitutional. In their June decision, the justices said Congress couldn’t use discrimination from four decades ago to single out states for special federal scrutiny, so the proposal would update the test to look at recent federal court rulings that found a state or municipality violated voting laws. “This bill modernizes the Voting Rights

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"Hans A. von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the bill “an absolute disaster...” Is this really necessary in an election year? It was co-authored with Patrick Leahy and John Conyers. That should tell you all you need to know.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2014 11:45:14 AM     (No. 9695690)

This is what you get when you leave a room full of greedy, idiot children alone without supervision, direction, or leadership (I´m looking at you Jon Bon Boner).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 1/17/2014 12:13:03 PM     (No. 9695750)

Socialism has a strange and mysterious way of infiltrating and camouflaging itself political parties for decades... that´s what happened. Same goes for communism....keep your eyes peeled.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/17/2014 12:17:25 PM     (No. 9695758)

Grrrrr! This makes me mad!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/17/2014 12:44:11 PM     (No. 9695809)

An they have the nerve to call themselves Republicans? I have a few names to call them but they would never pass the censors and rightly so.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: blueline, 1/17/2014 1:02:19 PM     (No. 9695830)

GOP “leadership” pushes amnesty, a “New & Improved” VRA to empower the most corrupt and criminal DOJ in our history, a 1.1T budget complete with a broken promise to our military heroes and their families, and on and on…Can you tell me again how electing a GOP majority in the senate will help us further conservatism??? We had a GOP House, Senate, and the WH; how’d that go?
The CONgress is out of touch, elitist, self-serving, and needs to be completely cleaned out. Filing deadlines are swiftly approaching. Please work to find challengers to (almost) every GOP incumbent in the primaries and/or independents to run against them. We must have a Constitution loving conservative opponent in every district this year. With no fear of being defeated, these incumbent idiots will continue this madness until all is lost.
Lamar Alexander; Chuck Fleischmann; you are part of the problem. I will NOT vote for you this time. Go home and let someone with courage and conviction work to save this Republic.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/17/2014 1:26:46 PM     (No. 9695868)

When Obama said, `We are the one`s we`ve been waiting for´, he wasn`t kidding was he.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/17/2014 2:06:48 PM     (No. 9695917)

Evil

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Reply 8 - Posted by: yuban, 1/17/2014 3:51:04 PM     (No. 9696026)

Republicans have leaders?

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