The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today about whether the nation still needs two key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The answer is yes, and Florida shows why.
In 2011, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1355. The intent, as was obvious at the time and as reporting by The Palm Beach Post has shown, was to suppress turnout among minorities and young people, who tend to vote Democratic. Among other things, The Post reported that the idea for the legislation came from a Republican Party attorney.
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