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4 HOURS AGO - Think Progress

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The Last Gasp Of Jim Crow: The High-Stakes Battle To Restore Voting Rights To 350,000 Virginians

Virginia's politicians have been praised for making big changes to the rights restoration process. But more than 400,000 people in the state are still disenfranchised. The post The Last Gasp Of Jim Crow: The High-Stakes Battle To Restore Voting Rights To 350,000 Virginians appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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6 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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Chris Christie’s Latest Terrible Idea: Let GOP Governors Control Voting for 2016

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) As the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the self-appointed surrogate-in-chief for the Grand Old Party’s candidates for the top jobs in states across the country this fall, Chris Christie has plenty of reasons to want embattled governors like Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker to be reelected. Yes, yes, Christie wants to elect governors ...

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6 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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We know College Feminists Care About Sexual Assault. But What About Abortion?

In the past three years, more abortion restrictions have been enacted in the United States than in the entire previous decade. At the same time, 85 colleges and universities are now under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence. While these two issues are not divergent, campus feminists have devoted much of their energy to challenging their universities’ failure ...

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6 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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Chris Christie Wants GOP Governors in Charge of the ‘Voting Mechanism’ for 2016

As the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the self-appointed surrogate-in-chief for the Grand Old Party’s candidates for the top jobs in states across the country this fall, Chris Christie has plenty of reasons to want embattled governors like Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker to be reelected. Yes, yes, Christie wants to elect governors who will stop all ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Report says N.J. efforts to ease post-Sandy voting were flawed

Measures that New Jersey put in place to increase voting access after Hurricane Sandy were illegal, insecure, and confusing, and are evidence that the state needs standing rules for future disasters, a voting rights advocacy group said in a report Thursday.

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