Vice President Joe Biden vowed the administration will do "everything in our power" to ensure equal voting practices after the Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act. (Photo: CBS)
WASHINGTON (AP/WBOC)- Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.
Biden said from the White House Tuesday that the Supreme Court "upset a well-established practice" by halting enforcement of the most powerful tool to stop voting discrimination.
Biden called the Voting Rights Act the "cornerstone of the American civil rights movement" and said it spurred him to run for the Senate 40 years ago. The vice president helped oversee reauthorization of the law as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"We're going to work with Congress on this effort, and the administration is going to do everything in our power to ensure fair and equal voting processes are maintained," Biden said.