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.
"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
Seems like presidential candidates who would talk a lot about this could... attract African-American voters.