Voting Rights Act

Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Plus 48 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin remains a leader in terms of voter turnout

The U.S. enacted the Voting Right Act on August 6, 1965, prohibiting states and communities from imposing prerequisites on voting, that could make it difficult for people of color to cast ballots.

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Politics & Government
12:15 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Wisconsin Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

Charles White of the NAACP spoke Tuesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, after the court ruled that a provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.
Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

While it does not appear Tuesday's ruling affects Wisconsin, politicians here are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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