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Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965

By Scott Keyes  

"Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965"


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The Republican Party of Texas released its platform this month, calling on Congress to repeal the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. “We urge that the Voter [sic] Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized,” the platform reads. Texas is one of nine states with a history of racial discrimination that must get clearance from the Department of Justice before altering its voting laws.

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