The Arizona Primaries and Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

In parts of Arizona that are heavily non-white, voters were waiting in line for hours to vote in the Democratic primary last week.  Critics of the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision which struck down the preclearance provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (Section 4, which required certain states and regions to ask permission before changing any of their voting procedures) blame that ruling for what happened, because Arizona was in the act’s preclearance zone.

Washington Post Editorial

 

 

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