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The effect of Shelby County v. Holder take hold

From Interactive Map: The War on Voting Rights:

"Section 4 [of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, struck down last year] outlined a formula for identifying jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination. These places included many states in the South and various counties and townships scattered across the country. Under Section 5 of the Act, these places were required to receive “preclearance” from the federal government before making any changes to voting laws. Though the Supreme Court didn’t render an opinion on Section 5, striking down Section 4 rendered it punchless—without a coverage formula, there are no places that require preclearance."

So the laws putting special conditions on voting will be in place for the next Federal elections:

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