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Friday, Jul 14, 2006, 8:38 am

Voting Rights Act Renewed

By Brian Zick

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Raymond Hernandez for the NY Times reports that "The House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to renew expiring provisions of the Voting Rights Act after supporters of it defeated challenges mounted by conservative opponents."
"Republican leaders had planned a vote in June. But they abruptly canceled it after conservative lawmakers objected to several provisions of the act, including one that requires the Justice Department to review any proposed changes to voting procedures in states covered by the law, most of them in the South. They said the provisions were unnecessary."
YouTube has several video clips of the debate.

Spencer Overton at MyDD has been keeping track of the reauthorization process.

via Tracy Van Slyke
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