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Political Quick Hits: October 17th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

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Skip the lines, VOTE early!

In previous elections,  many voters grew agitated with long lines when they attempted to vote.  We have the answer to avoid long delays on November 4th: 43 states across the country allow early voting with 34 of those states not having any special requirements to vote early.

The New York Times reports, in the three states with the longest lines in 2012, precincts in minority neighborhoods were systematically deprived of the resources they needed to make voting operate smoothly — specifically, voting machines and poll workers, according to the report by the Brennan Center for Justice. The report’s data show the growing need for federal supervision of voting rights, though ensuring supervision is harder than ever since the Supreme Court removed the teeth from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 last year.

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Political Quick Hits: October 9th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

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