If Voter ID passes, state has 2 avenues for voting rights compliance review
by Ted Carter
Published: October 23,2011
Instead of seeking pre-clearance of the changes as mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, the state can seek approval of the changes from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state plans to implement a voter identification law, should voters decide Nov. 8 to change the state constitution to…
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