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Thu February 6, 2014
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Ga. Voters Surprised Macon Election Change Isn't Challenged

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 6:59 am

It's been almost eight months since the Supreme Court effectively stuck down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. That section required places with a history of discrimination to get their local voting laws cleared by the federal government. When the Supreme Court ruled, it said people could file lawsuits if they felt disenfranchised. But it hasn't quite worked out that way.