I believe Americans do still need protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act. The Act gives the federal government rule over the elections to ensure their fairness. It stops jurisdiction from creating qualifications that could potentially eliminate votes as well. This act was brought up during the last major election because it was thought that some jurisdictions in the south may have broken some laws. I think this legislation is important and we still benefit from it.
Despite amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee voting rights for everyone involved, Congress must reinforce this right occasionally as it interprets the right to vote during the legislative process. The Voting Rights Act is an important part of the American experience so we are protected from fraud and illegal practices at the polls.
Yes, Americans do still need protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act. With the new voter ID laws becoming mandatory in many "red" states, women and minorities are being discriminated against and it is becoming hard for them to vote, due to a name discrepancy or a lack of official ID.
Americans still need protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act. This needs to remain in effect and possibly with updates since it has been around since 1975. These regulations ensure that the voting public get heard and have the rights in place to vote. If we demolish this Act then the politicians can then vote into effect more and more laws and scandals that would influence the voting process.
Americans will always need protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act. This is because there will always be problems when it comes to voting. Americans need something to protect them. Perhaps the Voting Rights Act needs to be revamped some, but it is still very much needed in the United States.