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WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says the future of the Voting Rights Act is in "real jeopardy" following the Supreme Court's decision striking down parts of the law. She says Congress should restore the law to preserve "fairness and equality" in the nation's voting system.

Clinton spoke to nearly 14,000 members of a historically black women's sorority, the Delta Sigma Theta.

The audience chanted, "Run, Hillary, Run," after the former secretary of state ended her remarks.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate says that unless Congress acts to restore parts of the landmark law, more obstacles to voting will emerge.

The former first lady says the future of the law is, in her words, "in real jeopardy and so are the rights of millions of Americans."

KEN THOMAS
Associated Press