...Hill to ask every GOP member of the House to put his or her weight behind scheduling a hearing. “This is the most important thing in making our democracy work — to keep our elections accessible, fair and free,” said Elisabeth Macnamara, president of the League of Women Voters. “The Voting Rights Act has been the jewel in the crown of accomplishing that for the last half a century, and we need to keep the commitment going to make sure every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast...

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