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How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

BY VANN R. NEWKIRK II For all the fervor of the current debate over voter ID laws, there’s a startling lack of good data on their effects. As of the 2016 election, 33 states have a voter identification law, with 12 of those considered “strict” requirements. After the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case weakened federal oversight over state and county…

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DeSantis Wrote Book Excusing Slavery, Complaining About Women’s Rights

By JERRY IANNELLI Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ 2011 tome, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers, is terrible. It’s a book-long screed from the then-Tea Party candidate, in which DeSantis screams at President Barack Obama for 286 pages, implies he is a closet Marxist, and at one point writes that Obama has “Muslim roots.” The book sucks because it is an absolute slog. New…

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Gabrielle Giffords gun safety group backs Janet Cruz for Senate

By JANELLE IRWIN TAYLOR Giffords, a gun safety advocacy group, is backing outgoing House Democratic Leader Janet Cruzin the Senate District 18 race against incumbent Republican Dana Young. The group was founded by Democratic former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, who survived an attempted assassination by a gunman in 2011. She was shot in the head and recovered; six others were killed and 18 injured.…

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