Yes, voting rights must be protected. Voting right violations due to inherent bias, intentional acts to favor particular candidates, complacent state oversight or corrupt officials must be monitored and corrected for elections generally and national elections especially. It is in the National interest to assure that the vote accurately reflects the will of all of the people. I think that the new provisions should address prior court concerns. So many instances of corrupt officials manipulating voting practices have been documented lately that federal oversight is warranted. Note that there have been no, none, nada reported instances of non-citizens sneaking into polls to swing votes or to vote multiple times under different identities despite the Republican fantasied conspiracy theories that are often repeated. All of the vote corruptions have occurred by intimidation at the polls, selectively voiding votes by people who didn’t make ‘pretty enough’ signatures exactly within the lines, locating polling sites miles away from communities whose votes State officials didn’t want to count, the collecting of absentee ballots from elderly and changing or discarding their votes, discarding absentee ballots and of course hanging chads. All of these involved corrupt practices of state or local officials; and these acts alone warrant federal oversight to protect the people and ensure that national elections truly reflect the will of all of the people. … … … OMG, I forget to mention gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is EVIL manipulation of the outdated Electoral College system which contorts the National vote away from the ‘will of the people’ or the ‘will of the majority of the people’, to the ‘will of the tiniest minority of people who happen to live in a few key swing districts’. We have seen several presidential elections won by the the electoral college and not the majority of voters as well as the deployment of military grade psy-ops disinformation campaigns that target specific individuals within these critical districts to guide their vote. Reason enough for me to want to abolish the electoral college altogether as well as eliminating the ‘erasure’ of state voters in the minority by state winner takes all practices- which is one of the most easily abused aspects of fair voting practices.