Voting rights in 2013 America
Posted: March 6, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.
In understanding the case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it’s worth considering a controversy from last year. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, decided to restrict early voting hours, acting on a law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Critics said the intent was to make it harder for black voters to cast ballots.
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Editorial, Pages 16 on 03/06/2013