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Obama Says Voter ID Laws Are A Legacy Of Jim Crow And Slavery

During his final press conference, President Obama said Wednesday there is a direct link between voter ID laws and the Jim Crow laws that were put in place to keep African-Americans from voting.  When questioned about his concerns looking beyond his administration, the president listed the ability to vote among them.  “There is an ugly history to that that we should not be shy about talking about,” Obama said. “The reason that we are the only country among advanced countries that makes it harder to vote is, it traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery. It became sort of acceptable to restrict the franchise.”  Read

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