June 30, 2020

Editor’s Choice: Current Voter Issues and Questions

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation

–Thank you President Lyndon Johnson!–
  1. Which Amendment to the Constitution relates to the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
  2. Why did President Lyndon Johnson feel it was necessary to add the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to the Amendment which already said everybody could vote?
  3. Why did the Supreme Court modify the Voting Rights Act in 1913?

BONUS QUESTION: What has happened since the Supreme Court’s modification ruling of 1913?

Mighty Pokey on the Eel River near Legget, California — Photo courtesy P. S. Smith

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