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    Discrimination in Voting: Role of the Justice Dept.

    The Commission convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The witnesses focused on the role of the…

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    Discrimination in Voting: Historical Overview

    The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The…

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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee…

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    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification…

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    Civil Rights Issues

    Commissioners debated a proposed appointment to the commission by President Bush. At issue was the length of commissioners' terms and an on-going dispute over Commissioner…

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    Equal Opportunity in Education

    Commissioners heard testimony about how various education programs would impact equal opportunity. They discussed voucher programs and high-stakes testing. They also addressed the…

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    Florida Vote Irregularities

    Commissioners addressed commission business, including their probe of alleged voting irregularities in Florida and preliminary findings from the investigations. They also debated…

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    Voting Irregularities in Florida, Afternoon Session

    Commissioners heard testimony from Florida residents, election officials, and others about the 2000 elections and allegations that election procedures and practices disenfranchised several…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the…

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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Voters, representatives of advocate groups, and voting technology experts testified about the November 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida.

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