“NC, SC would have to OK election law changes with feds under updated Voting Rights Act”

News & Observer:

North Carolina and South Carolina would face federal oversight of election law changes if a new Democratic bill to update the Voting Rights Act passes — and the U.S. House of Representatives held a field hearing in North Carolina’s Halifax County last week to help build the case for passage.

The Carolinas are among 11 states are expected to meet a formula for federal oversight in the Voting Rights Advancement Act, according to the bill’s sponsor. Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Virginia are the other states.

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