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Indiana is making it harder for minorities to vote, a new lawsuit alleges

Original story at Mother Jones• 5 mentions • 1 week ago

Mother Jones 1 week ago

 
The Indiana chapter of the NAACP is suing state election officials to block a new law that would shutter hundreds of polling locations in a county with a large number of African American and Hispanic voters. The lawsuit, filed in federal court Wednesday, alleges that the law specifically targets a particular region of the state with a large minority, poor, and elderly population, impeding the ability of those voters to cast a ballot. The law was signed by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb in May, as Indiana was already increasing voting opportunities in whiter Republican strongholds while decreasing them in areas ...
 
 
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11 Aug
Joanne Bamberger @JLCBamberger
RT @MotherJones: A new law would close hundreds of polling locations in areas with large minority populations: https://t.co/aGKXjgSXA4
11 Aug
Queerjohn PA @QueerjohnPA
RT @YatPundit: this will be Trump's legacy: https://t.co/Qil7RLZle7
11 Aug
Auriandra @Auriandra
RT @AriBerman: Indiana is closing voting precincts & early voting sites in Democratic areas but not GOP ones https://t.co/pt0TQHjGR0 via @p…
11 Aug
Rev Jesse Jackson Sr @RevJJackson
RT @pemalevy: In Indiana, Republicans are making it harder for minorities to vote—but easier for whites https://t.co/i3cXp3bFa2
10 Aug
Mother Jones @MotherJones
RT @pemalevy: In Indiana, Republicans are making it harder for minorities to vote—but easier for whites https://t.co/i3cXp3bFa2