1965 Voting Rights Act updated.
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The arrival of a bipartisan bill to modernize the 1965 Voting Rights Act has put Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a pickle.
The House majority leader has been a rare Republican voice urging assurances that last year’s Supreme Court decision to nullify core provisions of the landmark voter protection bill won’t foster discrimination at the polls.
Yet he’s given no indication how Congress should proceed or what he would support – a vague position that will be tested now that specific legislation has been introduced with the backing of several prominent Republicans.