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Virginia Passes Voting Rights Act Amid Nationwide Republican Crackdown on Ballot Access

HeadlineApr 01, 2021

Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed major voting rights legislation Wednesday, expanding access to the ballot box and enshrining protections against voter suppression, discrimination and intimidation. The move comes amid ongoing Republican voter suppression efforts around the country and eight years after the Supreme Court gutted the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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