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GOP Voter Suppression, Veterans Edition

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Today is the day in 1965 -- 47 years ago -- that the Voting Rights Act went into effect. Instead of taking time out to celebrate today, we're fending off more Republican attacks on voting rights. As we speak, Mitt Romney and Republicans are attacking the voting rights of millions of Ohioans -- including over 913,000 veterans. Here's the rundown. Ohio's GOP Voter Suppression Law As in many other states taken over by Republicans after the 2010 election, Ohio Republicans almost immediately passed an onerous voter suppression law that curtailed voting and instituted a voter ID requirement. We know that both of these things disproportionately impact minorities, the poor, people who can't get time off from work, young people, seniors, and veterans. Ohioans were not happy about this new law and more than 300,000 of them signed a petition to put it on hold pending a referendum...

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