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Three reasons why you should vote on Nov. 5

By chance you haven’t heard there’s a statewide election set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. No, we won’t be electing a president, we’ve already done that. And no, we won’t be electing a governor or re-electing a certain state senator. That will take place a year from now. But those reasons notwithstanding are no reason that you should not turn out to vote in next month’s statewide constitutional amendment and local special elections.

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Supreme Court guts Section 5 of VRA by 5-4 decision

With surgical precision, today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Shelby v. Holder challenge to the Voting Rights Act effectively removed a vital organ while leaving most limbs and features in place.

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