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Any unresolved problem segment tonight the Supreme Court is causing major consternation on the left.
By blocking a key part of the voting rights act which required certain states with a history of discriminating against voters to get federal approval to change voting -- The court ruled that the country has made major racial progress since the law went into effect forty years ago 1965.
And that has to be reconsidered.
Here now to explain -- analyze the decision Hilary Shelton he's a senior vice president for advocacy for the N double ACP.
All right now let's break this down because of the some little -- the entire voting rights act was thrown out it was not it was just this one section of it.
Which is section four which not required certain states and certain districts and other states.
To get clearance from the federal government before it made any changes to any part of its real voting -- voting process is so -- changed precincts.
If you change about requirements and -- to get all pre cleared the court said.
About forty years ago we made great progress and it's actually discriminating.
Against those states today given all this project progress that's been made so why is a big setback.
We'll sort make that argument it's a big setback because the voting rights act has -- to prove to be very helpful tool.
And preventing discrimination in the election place so very well because it's been so successful the question becomes why would you change any -- As Novak of 2006 the country off the -- and we authorize the point -- -- at the 1965.
And -- the very thorough -- that included 7000 pages of testimony.
51 witness's 21 here -- symbols sites -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Do you think that it that at this point.
Given the fact that -- -- an African American president we have.
All these congress congressmen and women and congress -- African American women growing minority population Latino and African American.
That we're still in the same place that we were in forty years ago we poll taxes literary illiteracy.
Test that we're still a concern.
Wolf -- -- that's his choice no.
-- -- to the provisions in the voting rights that did did were not up for consideration for the -- prohibited those particular actions.
The problem is -- -- and a lot of discrimination.
At the ground level that both the state and the local level -- participation I thought what's what's what's it can't answer the literacy test -- the poll tax and well they played games like they send out information the African American community telling the vote on different days we've hit didn't Election Day.
We've seen all kind of.
What difference that credit someone says something avalanche election they have pre clearance from the Justice Department would have -- that that exactly -- however.
What does what would help this is if when -- polling place without telling people.
If we actually made sure -- people what's in the wrong spot rather than one -- they were far.
If we saw people say it's been purged from rolls without consideration of the voting rights act and -- -- registration.
The -- today email me and said what about like the days that poll -- out -- Obama had one like 110%.
Of certain districts in Maine on Pennsylvania and it.
-- concern about voter fraud and so forth people voting multiple times.
And a folks are saying kind of come on I mean it is is.
-- there's also the concerns on that side but we're always supposed to be flogging.
Alabama Mississippi Arizona Texas.
Over and over again for the sins of the past that the current citizens can't -- get -- -- I would love to say these are all -- his concerns of the past -- quite frank we've seen this modern it is anything other.
We look at things like states as we talked about section -- of the voting rights act and -- -- the prerequisites section fourth assess the actual.
Strategies for how sanctioned -- will be implemented.
-- there was some of the big problems are.
We still have dual -- actually doing things to prevent African Americans and other racial that the minorities from being able to say thank you and I voter ID that both.
That worries me about her well if it's implemented in -- way in which it disenfranchises a racial group and -- to this race.
I'm way out spend more time practicing -- pentagon -- --
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