There's more to the Republican war on democracy than the assault on the Voting Rights Act. There's RedMap, the Republican State Leadership Committee's Redistricting Majority Project, that they credit with maintaining the 33-seat Republican majority in the House of Representatives despite the fact that Democratic candidates received well over a million more aggregate votes than did the Republicans. Now the RedMap strategy is being touted as a way to the presidency since if it had been implemented nationwide prior to the 2012 election, Romney would have won, despite the five million vote deficit. It's not hard to imagine what America's Republicans would do if a Democrat won the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote by over five million votes!
But wait! There's yet more that illustrates the growing Republican contempt for democracy. Perhaps the most egregious is the Michigan GOP's Emergency Manager program, wherein if the governor decides that a city is in financial trouble, he can, without any public debate or discussion on the matter, decide to assign an Emergency Manager to that city. The Emergency Manager then has unilateral authority to hire and fire anyone within that city's government, up to and including the mayor. Now while that may sound good on its face to some, it also means that the democratically elected government has zero authority in such cases; all the authority is now in the hands of a government-appointed Emergency Manager. The program has a less-than-stellar track record.
It's the Republican war on democracy's trifecta: repealing the Voting Rights Act, implementation of RedMap, and Michigan's Emergency Manager program. Again, it's not hard to guess the GOP's reaction had the Democrats implemented any of these. I cannot imagine any former Republican president (including George W. Bush) since the passage of the Civil Rights Act supporting these, but today's GOP has itself worked up into such a frenzy that abominations like these have begun to sound reasonable. Any serious student of history knows what can happen when the rank-and-file begin to accept authentically such deplorable policies.