The Voting Rights Act is being argued in the Supreme Court today. If I were supreme, I would not only refuse to repeal it, I would make it applicable to all fifty states.
In the last election, attempts to suppress the vote, along with gerrymandering, continued a long tradition of discouraging voting and discounting the votes of people the power elite don’t want to vote.
It didn’t work in the presidential race in 2012, in fact it backfired; but it worked in the House, where Republicans received fewer popular votes than Democrats, but held onto power because of redistricting by Republican state legislatures.
We won’t have a transformative African-American candidate every election, and without oversight we can’t fight every state and county determined to manipulate the vote.