The late civil rights icon and Georgia Congressmember John Lewis is being mourned by the nation as his body makes the journey from Alabama to Washington D.C. to Georgia. Rev. Raphael Warnock, currently running as a Democrat for Senate in Georgia, says that “even as we celebrate and honor John Lewis, the patron saint of voting rights,” we must remember that “he hailed from the state which, in many instances, is ground zero for voter suppression.” Warnock also points out that the Voting Rights Act, a law “dipped in the blood of John Lewis,” has not been reauthorized by Congress since 2006 because Senate Republicans have steadfastly blocked it.
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