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Cuomo calls SCOTUS ruling on voting rights “troubling”

Governor Andrew Cuomo calls today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act “troubling.”

“We must double down on efforts to ensure that the voices of all voters can be heard at the voting booth,” he said in a written statement.

The high court said Section Four of the act, which establishes a formula for determining discrimination, is outdated and unconstitutional.

The court left intact the heart of the Voting Rights Act, ordering states with a history of voter discrimination to get permission from the federal government before changing voting procedures.

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