Turner Positions the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act in the Senate

Intent on driving the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New Jersey over the finish line, state Senator Shirley Turner (D-15) as promised reintroduced the bill today during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee.

Not yet assigned, the bill will probably resurface on the Senate State Government Committee, Turner told InsiderNJ.

“I’ve been on this whole issue for years,” said the veteran Turner, who is joined in the fight for this bill by her slate mate, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-15).

The basic skeleton of the John R. Lewis Act of New Jersey:

  • Launches a “preclearance” program that puts the burden on local governments with records of discrimination to prove that certain voting changes won’t harm voters of color before they can go into effect.
  • Provides new legal tools to fight discriminatory voting rules in court.
  • Expands language assistance for voters with limited English proficiency.
  • Creates strong protections against voter intimidation, deception, or obstruction.
  • Instructs state judges to interpret election laws in a pro-voter way whenever possible.
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2 responses to “Turner Positions the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act in the Senate”

  1. In other words, Shirley Turner’s “John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New Jersey”, is nothing more than a law to allow cheating, voting interference and voting scams–in order to keep the Democrats unlawfully in power. It ultimately will allow NO voter I.D., no written ballots, ballot stuffing, mail-in ballots, allow for fake signatures, or bulk signatures, allow for the continuation of easily manipulated voting computer systems like Smartmatic and Dominion, which were just shown in a Georgia Federal Court to be easily hacked within 2 minutes, and can easily change votes for the desired party.

    These nice sounding bills, especially when it comes to voting, are nothing more than unlawful sham bills that will allow criminal behavior in voting.

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