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Harper Responds to Court's Voting Rights Act

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section IV of the "Voting Rights Act of 1965":

"The "Voting Rights Act' had no provision for removing a jurisdiction from its preclearance requirements even after a state, such as Mississippi, has demonstrated years of compliance and dramatic improvements in its voting patterns. The Supreme Court today recognized this flaw."


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