Source: David Jackson / USA Today
The ruling “upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent,” said the nation’s first African-American president in a written statement.
Obama also called on Congress to pass a new provision of the law requiring federal preclearance of election plans in states and jurisdictions with a history of discrimination.
“While today’s decision is a setback, it doesn’t represent the end of our efforts to end voting discrimination,” Obama said.
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