“Officials: Voting rights legislation would have trouble passing Congress”

Gazette.net: “Despite the Montgomery County Council’s support for a resolution asking Congress to reinstate part of a federal regulation meant to protect voting rights for more Americans, such a measure would have a hard time passing into law, according to several members of Maryland’s congressional delegation who came to Rockville on Monday to support it. The resolution proposed by Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring and supported by the other eight council members requests that Congress restore Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, passed in 1964, which requires certain states and local jurisdictions to have their proposed changes to voting laws reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department for potential discriminatory effects.”

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