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Response to robinlynne (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 PM

30. I just did a Google search. It's all there.

So I think there are probably others I didn't spend the time to look for.

Florida:
http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/doj-sues-florida-over-voter-purge-125996.html

Alabama, Wisconsin, Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, SC, TX:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/politics/house-voter-id-laws/index.html

DOJ appointed an elections officer to oversee the election in Iowa because of fraud complaints and voting rights abuses:
http://www.justice.gov/usao/ian/news/2012/oct_12/10_17_12_Election.html

DOJ approved VA's changed voter ID law:
The Justice Department review was needed because Virginia has a history of voter discrimination. It is is one of 16 states that must receive federal approval before changing voting laws. The states must prove to the federal government that any new statutes would not discriminate against minorities.

Virginia’s law is more moderate than many of those pushed elsewhere. It does not require that voters present a government-issued photo ID. But it does close a provision that had allowed voters to cast ballots without showing identification of any sort.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/justice-department-upholds-virginia-voter-id-law/2012/08/20/76d609f6-eb2a-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_blog.html

And: Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department Friday announced that it is dispatching more than 780 federal observers and monitors to 23 states to watch for potential problems which would violate voting rights protected by federal law.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/02/justice-department-to-deploy-election-observers/

The 16 states that are required by law to get approval from the fed for voting changes, because of a history of voting rights violations are:
Section 5 affects all or part of the following 16 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas; and most of Virginia, 4 counties in California, 5 counties in Florida, 2 townships in Michigan, 10 towns in New Hampshire, 3 counties in New York, 40 counties in North Carolina, and two counties in South Dakota. A formula designed by Congress applies Section 5 to any state or county where a literacy test was used as of November 1, 1964, and where a participation rate of under 50 percent by eligible voters in the 1964 presidential election showed the test had a racially discriminatory basis. Later amendments to the Act included the years 1968 and 1972 in the coverage formula.

http://www.civilrights.org/voting-rights/vra/faq.html

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