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VOTING ACT Voting rights ruling leaves Virginia in ‘limbo’

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:19 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday called the Supreme Court’s ruling limiting the Voting Rights Act a “potentially monumental decision” that will leave enforcement uncertain until Congress enacts a new formula to determine which states and localities need to seek approval of election changes.

“We’re in a little bit of limbo,” McDonnell said on Washington’s WTOP radio shortly after the decision was announced. “Until the Congress passes a new formula, there’s nothing for us to submit to preclearance.”

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