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Congressional Democrats Introduce an Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act

Ari Berman The Nation
The 2016 election will be the first in 50 years where voters will not have the full protections of the VRA, Since the Shelby decision, onerous new laws have been passed or implemented in states like North Carolina and Texas, which have disenfranchised thousands of voters, disproportionately those of color. In the past five years, 395 new voting restrictions have been introduced in 49 states. Half the states in the country adopted measures making it harder to vote.

Native American Vote-Suppression Scandal Escalates

Stephanie Woodard Huffington Post
"Right now, most Indians in South Dakota get one day to vote, Election Day, when precincts are set up on reservations; meanwhile, other voters have several weeks," said civil-rights leader OJ Semans, a Rosebud Sioux who co-directs Four Directions. "That's not equal access."
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