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Voting Rights Act


The 1965 federal law, modified five times since, that bans racial discrimination in state voting laws and legislative district mapmaking. It also created a system of special oversight for elections and redistricting in states and counties with histories of discrimination, which the Supreme Court effectively stopped in 2013. See preclearance and Shelby County v. Holder.

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