Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/20/13, 11:33 AM ET

Congress tries to fix the Voting Rights Act

Both houses of Congress held hearings to begin figuring out how, if at all, to update the Voting Rights Act formula to determine which states need federal...

Fixing the Voting Rights Act

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When the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act this month, they left in place the section of the law that requires some states and parts of states to get pre-clearance from the Justice Department before implementing new voting laws. What formula will be used to determine what places still need regulation? On Saturday’s Melissa Harris-Perry, the panel discussed what some approaches might look like, and what areas of the United States might need more oversight after recent elections.

Watch the full discussion, which included Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, The Cycle’s Ari Melber, Khalil Muhammad of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Director of the Political Participation Group for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Ryan Haygood.

Fixing the Voting Rights Act

Updated