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Voting Rights Act Of Virginia: What To Know About The Bill – NPR

Enlarge this image Voters fill out 2020 general election ballots in Alexandria, Va. A state-level Voting Rights Act is now on the governor's desk. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Nearly eight years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, Democrats in Virginia are poised to enact state-level legislation they say would boost voter protections. Backers of the Virginia Voting Rights Act say it's the most comprehensive bill of its kind — and the first in the South. The legislation cleared a final vote on Thursday and now goes to …

 

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