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NAACP: New Election Commission Needed to Address Voter Suppression, Attacks on Voting Rights

Democracy Now! on February 15, 2013 16:24

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    DemocracyNow.org - During his State of the Union Tuesday, President Obama announced the formation of a new bipartisan commission to fix the nation’s broken voting system. In the audience was 102-year-old Desiline Victor who waited for hours to cast her ballot in the last election. Victor lives in Florida, where an estimated 200,000 voters failed to vote after becoming frustrated by the long lines. We speak to NAACP President Benjamin Jealous about how long lines is just one of many forms of voter suppression that the commission needs to address.

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