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  •  my understanding is that it's only about sec 5 (1+ / 0-)
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    MethuenProgressive

    not the entire thing. I defer to more informed people on that to be absolutely sure, however.

    Section 5 is very very important because it Prevents local and state laws that would unjustly effect voting in those areas that have a history of keeping minorities from voting.

    It is obscene that, given the voter and voting manipulations we just saw during the last election, Scalia et all can argue that it's not needed anymore.

    They just made predominantly minority people wait 7 hrs to vote.

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