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Black, Latino Voter Registration Drops

Posted: May 08, 2012


New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals a decline in African American and Hispanic American voter registration since 2008, the Washington Post reports. This marks the first significant drop in the number of Latino voters in nearly 40 years.

In recent years, Republicans across the country have engaged in a systematic attempt to suppress voter turnout by pushing legislation to address the largely fictitious issue of “voter fraud.” Their efforts has included bills to make it harder to register new voters, strictly require photo identification in order to vote, and eliminating day-of voter registration. Much of this push has been organized by corporate front group ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council).

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