The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
And MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was not at all pleased with the decision, saying Tuesday that the Supreme Court had “cancelled the dream” of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Let’s not forget that with all the voting suppression last year, there was record turnout,” Sharpton said. “People are not going to be robbed of their right to vote.”
Sharpton promised he would call “an emergency summit” to protest the Supreme Court’s decision and raise awareness for voter rights.
“What they just done is really revoked a lot of what Dr. King’s dream was all about,” Sharpton said. “At least half of what Dr. King’s dream was about was voter rights, ’65. They just revoked that. They just cancelled the dream.”
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