Voting Rights

Across the country, voting laws are being changed that could jeopardize many people’s ability to vote, especially African-Americans and other minority groups. In states like Wisconsin, Mississippi, Kansas and Alabama, rigid photo ID requirements may deter some from voting at the polls. Proponents say the restrictions help prevent voter fraud.  

Voting Rights

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Candidates on Voting Rights

As dozens of states attempt to pass new voting laws, the Obama administration is putting the microscope on laws that may dampen minority voter turnout. The Justice Department is aggressively reviewing laws like voter ID restrictions that could disenfranchise African-American voters.  

During a Republican debate in January, Mitt Romney said, “I don’t think people who have committed violent crimes should be allowed to vote.” But as Massachusetts governor he allowed violent felons to vote after they exhausted their sentences.  

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