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Republicans block extension of Voting Rights Act « Thread Started on May 22, 2006, 8:20am » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Republicans block extension of Voting Rights Act Only 1 message in topic - view as tree From: Harry Hope - view profile Date: Thurs, May 18 2006 7:17 pm Email: Harry Hope <> Groups: alt.politics.republicans, alt.impeach.bush, alt.politics.usa, alt.politics.democrats.d,, alt.rush-limbaugh, alt.politics Not yet ratedRating: show options discussion source: 7fb4aReply | Reply to Author | Forward | Print | Individual Message | Show original | Report Abuse | Find messages by this author ... 613749.htm Thu, May. 18, 2006 Southern lawmakers work to delay extension of Voting Rights Act BY TODD J. GILLMAN The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - A revolt by Texas Republicans and other Southern lawmakers is threatening the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law enacted to overcome the legacy of poll taxes and literacy tests. House leaders had planned a routine vote this week to extend the LBJ-era law for another 25 years, avoiding a potentially ugly eruption of racial politics. But a Georgia-Texas coalition of conservatives slammed on the brakes. Allies from across the South gathered Thursday afternoon to strategize and take stock of their initial victory - the cancellation of a planned House vote this week.