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Common Cause Urges Repeal of Alabama Voter Photo ID Law


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Common Cause Urges Repeal of Alabama Voter Photo ID Law

WASHINGTON - Common Cause called on Alabama’s governor Wednesday to convene a special legislative session to a repeal the state’s strict voter identification law and take other steps to remove obstacles to voting for a quarter million or more Alabamians.

“The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 largely in response to Alabama’s effort to keep African-Americans away from the ballot box,” said Common Cause President Miles Rapoport. “The state’s voter ID law is an unfortunate throwback to that era.”

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