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State with a History of Discrimination Challenges the Voting Rights Act [VIDEO] – MMXLII

State with a History of Discrimination Challenges the Voting Rights Act [VIDEO]

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices like literacy tests, poll taxes and intimidation. Section 5 of the law requires states and counties with a history of discrimination to get permission from the federal government before changing any voter rules. A total of nine states are currently subject to Section 5, and certain communities in another seven states are also covered. Hit the jump for details and let us know if you think this state has the right to challenge.

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