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    You are a great leader of the Democratic Party. Now get other great Democratic leaders such as John Lewis and start a campaign to renew the Voting Rights Act and a simultaneous campaign to duplicate post-VRA turnout figures and the Democratic Party will never lose again. More:
    The Act had an immediate impact. Within months of its passage on August 6, 1965, one quarter of a million new black voters had been registered, one third by federal examiners. Within four years, voter registration in the South had more than doubled. In 1965, Mississippi had the highest black voter turnout--74%--and led the nation in the number of black leaders elected. In 1969, Tennessee had a 92.1% turnout; Arkansas, 77.9%; and Texas, 73.1%.

    And Go Catamounts!

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