I don't know how the VRA itself would have allowed that. It may have presented an impediment to laws that are purportedly intended to cure that problem, but I think the counter argument is that the reason it did so is because those laws (arguably intentionally) had the effect of disproportionately abridging the right to vote of citizens of certain racial groups. That said, my post was intended as a joke. I would be careful about making "hooray now we can do what we want" praise about striking down a law that at least facially solely addresses practices with a discriminatory intent or effect on racial groups' ability to vote though. It sets that gotcha joke up pretty easily.