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"Presidential and Legislative Efforts on Voting Reform"

Calls for voting reform continue. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's gutting of the pre-clearance provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in Shelby County v. Holder, a bipartisan group of legislators recently introduced in Congress a bill intended to respond to the court's constitutional critique. Several days later, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, appointed by President Barack Obama after the 2012 election to address long lines and other voting obstacles, released a set of recommendations to improve our nation's voting experience.

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