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June 25, 2013

Obama "deeply disappointed" in Supreme Court decision on voting rights act

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is "deeply disappointed" that the Supreme Court invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act requiring federal approval to change voting laws in places with a history of discrimination.

"For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans," he said a statement. "Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent. As a nation, we’ve made a great deal of progress towards guaranteeing every American the right to vote. But, as the Supreme Court recognized, voting discrimination still exists.

Obama urged Congress to pass legislation to guarantee voting.

"Today’s decision is a setback, it doesn’t represent the end of our efforts to end voting discrimination," he said. "I am calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls. My administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process."


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It is not surprising or I rather expected with the Supreme Court Judges more in the Conservative Political Stances.
Now it is up to the people of America to push the Congress to resolve the issue of politicians gerrymandering of the voting districts and outright violations of the Americans Right To Vote of whom they rightfully believe should be leading our nation. If this does not get the nation to do something about it. It is definitely heading in the direction of more national chaos and outright violent protests that the other third world countries are experiencing.
USA may eventually make what Brazil is experiencing look and feel like Peaceful Protests than what may eventually be happening in the future of America if Civil & Human Rights Issues are not resolved by amending the American Constitution to add Constitutional Right for all American Citizens to vote for whomever they believe that can best lead America for the best interest of it citizens Health, Well Being and Safety within America and all across the World.

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