YES, very definitely. The Voting Rights Act, which helped thousands, millions of people to be able to vote, was severely injured when the provision (5?) about sanctioning states who thwart minorities voting, was deemed not applicable anymore (because the problem was solved?), and eliminated from the Act. It was a severe and the latest in the repub strategy for keeping minorities (who almost always vote Dem, because the Democratic Party is for equal rights) away from the polls. All has been harder at voting time since then. WHY are more Dem votes recorded, but more repub reps sent to Congress? -- unfairly-drawn districts, consolidating and weighting districts (HUGE PROBLEM), but also the Voting Rights Act which was foremost in evening out voting early on, ... must be fixed, put right, amended again.