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Reid Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court To Curtail Voter Suppression

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today issued the following statement after filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of upholding Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which provides the legal avenue to challenge measures that discriminate against minority voters. The case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric Holder, Jr.,…


Reid Statement On The Situation In Arizona

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today on the situation in Arizona, where as of Friday, nearly 525,000 votes remain uncounted out of 1.8 million total ballots cast. In Maricopa County alone, over 350,000 votes remain uncounted. “All of the votes in Arizona must be counted promptly, accurately…


Bennet Urges DOJ To Review Voter ID Laws

Restrictive Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Thousands of Eligible Voters Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) today requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) carefully review highly restrictive photo identification voter requirements that are under consideration or recently signed into law in several states that could potentially disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.…