Courts strike down restrictive voter laws in two states

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In the past 10 days, federal courts have issued major decisions against Republican-backed restrictions designed to curb so-called "voter fraud" in Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Ohio and North Carolina.  Voting rights advocates say the tide is turning against what they call "voter suppression."  Kristen Clarke, President of the nonprofit Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law, says these recent decisions demonstrate strong support for voting rights.

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