Columbia, SC – Today, the Supreme Court invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. The SCDP released this statement from Chairman Jaime Harrison:
“The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision is extremely disappointing, but as Democrats we’ll continue to fight for voting rights and fairness. The Democratic Party will always stand on the side of those defending access to the ballot for all eligible Americans, especially here in South Carolina where we have so often seen efforts to restrict the rights of those who simply want to exercise their freedom and participate in the political process. The right to vote is the sacred right of all Americans, the cornerstone of our democracy, and we must not forget how hard many Americans fought – African-Americans and women in particular – to secure that right. The Democratic Party will continue to oppose legislative and political efforts that erode the right to vote and will actively support efforts to protect and expand voting rights in South Carolina and across the country.”
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