Voting rights are still vulnerable

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Author(s) The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board
Source The Philadelphia Inquirer
Date February 28, 2013
Quotes-start.png The 2012 election also provided ample evidence that such protections are still needed. The Voting Rights Act played a role in successful efforts to prevent several states, including Pennsylvania, from implementing voter-identification laws that were expected to discourage minorities from showing up at the polls. And despite those efforts, there were still cases like that of the 102-year-old Florida woman who had to wait more than three hours to cast her ballot. Her state curtailed early voting, causing long lines at polling places. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Supreme Court should strike down section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on the topic Shelby County v. Holder.