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Voting Rights Expansion Pressed Across Globe

The United States’ landmark Voting Rights Act, despite what many see as its recent weakening, is a global rarity in terms of legislation that explicitly safeguards minorities’ access to the ballot. Its 50th anniversary on Thursday comes amid international efforts to expand voting opportunities to those who’ve had little voice in government.    "Across the world, to the best of my knowledge, there's no law as specific in its protections as the U.S. Voting Rights Act...

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