WATCH: John Oliver tears up voter ID laws

On the season premeire of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver exposed what's really behind voter ID and other discriminatory voting laws. And he's right: attacks on the right to vote are attacks on our democracy.

The Voting Rights Act used to protect voters from attacks like this -- until a 2013 Supreme Court decision gutted key provisions of it and set off a wave of these opportunistic anti-voter laws.

The VRA has passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan majorities for decades -- and there's a bill right now, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, that would update and modernize the VRA. Congress needs to pass it and defend every eligible American's right to vote.

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