What’s in the voting rights bill named for John Lewis?

The John Lewis bill would make it easier for plaintiffs to prove a violation of Section 2 by demonstrating a law’s disparate impact on minority voters, said Danielle Lang, director of voting rights at the Campaign Legal Center, an organization that supports the legislation. "It specifically bars consideration of some of the factors that Justice (Samuel) Alito's opinion rested on, such as whether the total number of people affected is relatively small, prior use of a voting practice, invocation of fraud without proof, and the availability of other ways to vote," Lang said.

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