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Dec 10, 2018

Primer: Dems Prepare An Ambitious Package Of Voting Rights Legislation

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up a Texas case on campaign finance limits — a move that is good news for those who would like to see the legality of such limits remain intact. Meanwhile, the high court has not said yet whether it will take up a North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case after punting on the issue in two major cases last year. Now we won’t know until at least January — when the justices return from their holiday break — whether they will take up the issue again. Democrats have big plans on voting rights when they take over the House next month. They’re preparing a package of election legislation, the first that the new House will likely unveil, that will include the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, expansion of voter registration opportunities, campaign finance reform, and an ethics overhaul. Not surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week he has…

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