When the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, many lawmakers on both sides vowed to update the law. That hasn’t happened. Should Congress strengthen the existing Voting Rights Act, and if so how?
Congress should strengthen the Voting Rights Act, which protects and encourages the right to vote for all of our citizens. We have the obligation to protect that right and to encourage the exercise of it. The problem in the United States has never been an over vote or significant voter fraud. It has been the under vote. Strengthening the Voting Rights Act by eliminating biases or offering protections to people who might be excluded by race, ethnicity, age, or party affiliation assures us that our democracy functions as it was intended.