HOUSTON, TX. June 25, 2013 – True the Vote (TTV), the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional.
“This is without doubt a step in the right direction for our Republic,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “In the months leading up to this decision, the nation has come to realize, through an assortment of scandals and revelations, just how far the federal government has reached into the daily lives of ordinary citizens. It is our hope that as the nation considers adjustments – we keep an eye toward our founding values of liberty, justice and common privacy. The process of reigning in federal abuses begins with our election systems – today’s decision serves as momentum in our favor.
“For decades, voters in various states, counties and boroughs have been punished for the sins others committed in a bygone era. Washington has treated whole segments of this nation as guilty until proven innocent. Ideological bureaucrats have used this law to exact a form of racial justice on their presumed enemies while ignoring the country’s demands for basic election integrity measures. Thankfully, the Court stripped Washington of a power that was only being used as a weapon today.