House Votes to Bolster Voting Rights Over Near Unanimous Republican Opposition
Sheryl Gay Stolberg
The legislation restores the core of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights statute to guard against racial discrimination in elections.
The New York Times
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate federal oversight of state election law. The legislation restores the core of the Voting Rights Act and was gavelled in by Rep. John Lewis, who was beaten while demonstrating for voting rights in 1965.
Rachel Maddow MSNBC
"House Passes Voting Rights Bill Despite Near Unanimous Republican Opposition"
When the House voted to restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act this month, only one Republican voted with the unanimous Democratic caucus to save the law. It was not Will Hurd, the only black Republican in the House. That's all you need to know about him.
House Passes Voting Rights Bill Despite Near Unanimous Republican Opposition
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Seems like presidential candidates who would talk a lot about this could... attract African-American voters.