EFCA — The Right To Vote Under Attack, Again

Law360, New York (August 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The right to vote by secret ballot, privately and without fear or intimidation, is one of the most fundamental principles upon which our democracy is built. In furtherance of this principle, our Constitution, in the 15th and 19th Amendments, specifically protects the voting rights of individuals that may have been denied or abridged on account of race or sex.

In August of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act. On that occasion the President said, “This right to vote is the basic...
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