NAACP's Ben Jealous on the Voting Rights Battles That Could Roll Back Gains and Decide 2012 Election

NAACP President Ben Jealous joins us to discuss what some are calling the greatest wave of legislative assaults on voting rights in more than half a century. As shifting demographics give more weight to voters in the South, 8 of 11 states in the former Confederacy have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election. Republicans have led the effort, saying argue voter ID laws prevent fraud. But others call it a political ploy to suppress voters who may not have the proper identification, and typically vote Democrat.

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Posted at September 6, 2012, 7:57am