Rep. Marcia Fudge: Changes in Ohio Voting Laws Are 'Racist'

'Ohio has become the butt of jokes even in Washington'

GOP enacting new ballot curbs in pivotal states (The Boston Globe)

Pivotal swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification requirements that have caused fierce partisan brawls.

The bills, laws, and administrative rules — some of them tried before — shake up fundamental components of state election systems, including the days and times polls are open and the locations where people vote.

Republicans in Ohio and Wisconsin this winter pushed through measures limiting the time polls are open, in particular cutting into weekend voting favored by low-income voters and blacks, who sometimes caravan from churches to polls on the Sunday before an election.

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