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The attack we are seeing today makes clearer than ever that additional laws are needed to safeguard that beating heart of our democracy. Democracy is on the line

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US Supreme Court upholds controversial voting restrictions

The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld controversial Arizona laws that restrict how ballots can be cast, a decision that could have lasting impact on the voting rights of minorities.The ruling raises questions about the potential success of future challenges against such laws, at a time when Republican legislatures in several states are moving to enact restrictions that critics warn are intended to suppress the vote.

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Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

With half the US population still not fully vaccinated, experts warned it could cause a resurgence of Covid-19 in the fall

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