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MAR 28, 2013 - The Nation

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New Voter Suppression Efforts Prove Voting Rights Act Still Needed

In 2011 and 2012, 180 new voting restrictions were introduced in 41 states. Ultimately, 25 laws and 2 executive actions were passed in 19 states following the 2010 election to make it harder to vote. In many cases, these laws backfired on their Republican sponsors. The courts blocked ten of them, and young and minority voters – the prime target of the restrictions – formed a larger share of the electorate in 2012 than in 2008. Despite the GOP’s avowal to reach out to new constituencies following the 2012 election, Republican state legislators have continued to support new ... Read More

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