John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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S.4263 - John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act - Introduced in the House of Representatives as The Voting Rights Advancement Act during the 116th Congress (2020–2021), this bill is described as a measure "To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes."[1] It was introduced into the 117th Congress along with the so-called Corrupt Politicians Act.[2]

Provisions mandating federal oversight of elections in certain states and counties that originally were mandated by the 1965 Voting Rights Act were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013 due to long term demographic changes in those states making federal intervention unnecessary. The Heritage Foundation states the real aim of the current bill is to reverse the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder and to give the political allies of Democrats control over state election rules. [3] The John Lewis Civil Rights Act is an effort to legitimize various forms of voter fraud and ballot box stuffing that took root and grew up in many of those states since the 1965 Act.

John Lewis, for whom the Act is named, is considered a civil rights hero who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King at Selma, Alabama. Lewis served 16 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, albeit as a partisan Democrat. Lewis' legacy was besmirched posthumously by naming the bill after him.

Specific Measures Addressed

GOP votes under the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

• Restores the full protections of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965 reauthorized by Congress in 2006, but annulled by the Supreme Court in 2013 due to demographic changes. [4]

• Attacks Voter ID laws throughout the United States.

• Seeks to gain federal control over elections throughout all 50 states.

• This act establishes a federal commission for reviewing legislative actions in states nationwide. States targeted will be monitored for a period of 10 years, but if they comply with federal diktats moving forward, they can come out of coverage. The commission bypasses the courts in seeking remedies for alleged violations of voting rights.

Example of abuses

The John Lewis Voting Rights Act seeks to undermine election integrity laws. For example, several precincts in the city of Detroit, Michigan have consistently, for decades, reported more votes cast than registered voters or the number of people who appeared at the polls to vote. These abuses have gone uncontested throughout many election cycles for fear by challengers being labeled "racist". These abuses occur primarily in heavily Democratic minority precincts.[5] By banning signature verification and voter ID laws, the argument goes, Democrats would be free to stuff the ballot box in minority neighborhoods to achieve "equity."[6]

The practice in many Democratic precincts and states fundamentally violates the precept of "one person, one vote."

Each fraudulent ballot cancels the vote of a legitimate, citizen voter. Democrats mislabel voter ID laws as "voter suppression," when in fact the legitimate votes of citizens are suppressed by the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the so-called "For the People Act," both of which seek to promote and legitimize election fraud. The bills essentially make it illegal to challenge election cheating.


The Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on February 26, 2019 (S. 561). The bill was passed in the House by a vote of 228-187 on December 6, 2019. [7] On July 22, 2020, Sen. Leahy reintroduced the bill as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (S. 4263) to honor the late congressman. The bill did not receive a vote in the Senate and died with the 116th Congress. [8]

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