On Wednesday, House Republican leaders postponed a vote on renewing the Voting Rights Act. The reason given is that the Act singles out Southern states for special oversight. However, some commentators, such as Greg Palast, charge the Pubs are actually preparing the ground to repeat what they did in 2000 and 2004: Disenfranchise large numbers of black (and predominantly Dem) voters.
What’s up here? Is there any good reason not to renew the VRA as originally drafted?