State Leaders Pleased Key Part of Voting Rights Act Invalidated | WABE 90.1 FM

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State Leaders Pleased Key Part of Voting Rights Act Invalidated | WABE 90.1 FM

State leaders said they were pleased with today’s Supreme Court ruling effectively invalidating the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act.

Gov. Nathan Deal agreed it served an important role in combating discrimination when first passed.

“I think initially it did, but I think the best indication it had outlived its usefulness is the fact that the last major redistricting done by the state of Georgia for the House and Senate seats of our state was not even challenged by the Justice Department.”

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