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NAACP's Ben Jealous on the Voting Rights Battles That Could Decide 2012 Election

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Published on Sep 6, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - NAACP President Ben Jealous joins us to discuss what some are calling the greatest wave of legislative assaults on voting rights in more than half a century. As shifting demographics give more weight to voters in the South, 8 of 11 states in the former Confederacy have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election. Republicans have led the effort, saying argue voter ID laws prevent fraud. But others call it a political ploy to suppress voters who may not have the proper identification, and typically vote Democrat.

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