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VRA turns 50: A brief history of the landmark law

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On August 6, 1965 Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act with every race in mind.  By then, suffrage, or the right to vote, was granted to both men and women of all races.
The Voting rights Act was established to prohibit discrimination against minotiry groups where various ballot blocking methods were more rampant.

Fifty years ago the  VRA was passed with overwhelming support from both chambers. The States House of Representatives voted 333 to 48 and the Senate 77 to 19. Two years ago House Republicans struck down the law. 

In 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States followed suit, striking down section 5 of the VRA on the basis it was out-dated.