It become blaringly apparent that we still do need the Voting Rights Act and the provisions that were stripped away when just a few hours aftr the ruling came down, several states implemented legislation that severely limited voting rights, primarily for minorities. I think we need it applied to all of the states.
The Voting Rights Act was brought up during the last election because there was a problem with one states methods. I believe the United States clearly still needs the Voting Rights Act. I believe we should keep it intact as we've used it quite recently to question procedures and it's possible we may need those policies in the future.
The United States most certainly does still need the Voting Rights Act. Republicans and their affiliated conservatives in 2012 tried to pass onerous legislation to limit how people could vote. Some required ID, some redrew districts or changed polling places, others involved blatant intimidation. We still need the Act to keep these thugs away.
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is still being used today to challenge discriminatory state practices vis-a-vis redistricting and disadvantageous changes to poll opening and closing hours. We have come a long way since Selma but there is without a doubt still those today who would seek to infringe the rights of others for their own benefit. The very fact that the VRA is still being used successfully today is proof enough that it is still needed.
The Voting Rights Act may have been useful at the time of racial discrimination no longer applies today and infringes upon state sovereignty. The fact that we have over thousands of elected African American government officials and even a African American president goes to show how far we have come as a nation.