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2017 Could Most Important Year for Voting Rights

 | Published on 2/7/2017
There are a lot of reasons to be discouraged by the restrictions we saw to voting this year:

In South Carolina, college students were required to fill out a 2-page form to register to vote.
In Ohio, 400,000 registered voters across the state were purged from the rolls without notice.
In Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the period of early voting was cut down to mere days.
Across the country, there were more than 800 fewer polling locations to cast a vote in 2016 than in 2012 and 2014.

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