From the daily archives: Friday, August 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will challenge attempts by Ohio’s chief election official to restrict early voting and same day registration. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that DOJ filed a statement of interest in NAACP v. Husted, contesting that Ohio has incorrectly interpreted Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in setting election guidelines.

General Holder said DOJ has submitted filings in a voting rights case in Wisconsin, too, and that its involvement in these two state cases represents its latest steps to enforce the remaining parts of the Voting Rights Act against restrictive […]

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