NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
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(Washington: Pete Williams) The Justice Department’s plans to go state-to-state in an effort to revive the requirement of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court featured; details given about Texas from Attorney General Eric Holder’s challenge to the redistricting plan in Texas; map shown of states with preclearance requirements. [HOLDER – calls for Texas to go through a preclearance process when it changes its voting laws.] [New York University School of Law Richard PILDES- says it shows the Voting Rights Act is not dead.] [Senator John CORNYN- says Holder’s move appears to be a vindictive act.] [National Urban League president Marc MORIAL- says people have worked very hard against voter suppression efforts in the 2012 election cycle.] The possible targeting of North Carolina next by the Justice Department noted.
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