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When the worm turns

July 14, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The attack (a word used in political discourse to describe the other party's actions) upon the voting rights of minorities in the red states (states where Republicans hold political power) received support by the recent Supreme Court decision striking down, in essence, the Voting Rights Act of 1964. The "attack" takes the form of additional voting requirements covertly aimed at minorities like voter ID cards and limitations on voting opportunity, like eliminating early voting and restricting polling stations in areas dominated by minorities, making them wait extremely long times to cast their votes.



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