2013-06-27 20:58:22

Supreme Court’s ruling on Voting Rights Act prompts renewed push for restrictive voting measures

The Supreme Court’s decision this week to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has already sparked battles in several states, as local officials renew efforts to push through measures that voting rights advocates say could restrict access to the polls. Republicans in Mississippi and North Carolina pledged to push through photo ID voting bills. In a moment we’ll look at what the High Court’s decision means for Virginia  where a voter ID law is scheduled to take effect next year, but first we go to Texas.

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