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Democratic Rep: Ohio Republicans actively trying to ‘suppress the voting rights of African-Americans’

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D) has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review two new proposed voting laws in the state on the grounds that they are unfairly aimed at suppressing the votes of African-Americans. According to Cleveland.com, Fudge contends that Ohio state Senate Bill 238 and House Bill 260…

Restoring voting rights to felons is more important than fighting Voter ID laws

When it comes to minority voting rights in the US, restrictions on felons and ex-felons are the largest issue Voter identification laws have Democrats up in arms. One of the reasons, as Nate Cohn illustrated last week, is that they disproportionately affected non-white and Democratic voters in North Carolina. This effect,…

NAACP: Voter ID laws a reaction to minority participation

The National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said Monday that an increase in minority voting is the reason Republicans around the nation are pushing for tougher voter identification laws. In a report titled “Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America,” found states that states…

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