House Passes Bill Bolstering Landmark Voting Law

House Democrats passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states.

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LaQuita Howard of Washington, with the League of Women Voters, attends a rally for voting rights, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, near the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed legislation Tuesday that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to enact a sweeping overhaul of elections, was approved on a 219-212 vote, with no Republican support. Its passage…

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