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Senate Democrats introduce legislation to strengthen Voting Rights Act

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2021
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Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled new legislation aimed at strengthening the Voting Rights Act. 

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” along with 48 other senators.

In a floor speech, Leahy said the legislation was the “culmination of many months of tireless work across the halls of Congress – exactly what Congressman Lewis would have wanted to see.”

“Today, tens of thousands of Americans are being disenfranchised under the guise of state law,” Leahy said. “Make no mistake: This tidal wave of voter suppression efforts seeks to bend the...

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