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Virginia’s Landmark Voting Rights Act Goes Into Effect

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the historic Virginia Voting Rights Act went into effect. The legislation, passed by the Democratic majorities in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, and signed by a Democratic governor, restores key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were gutted on a nationwide level by the Supreme Court.

Virginia Democrats Enact Four New Voting Expansion Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed new legislation to expand voting access in Virginia. The bills, passed by the Democratic-majority legislature, are the latest push by leaders in the state to expand ballot access as Republicans across the country push to suppress their constituents’ votes.

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