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A precious right loses its defenders

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There are politicians who would use their power to stifle minority voters, the people they view as inherently and perpetually hostile. No one denies it. The annals are rife — a town council that canceled elections when blacks became the majority; cities that switched from voting by district, to at-large elections when a minority council member was elected; states that required photo ID to vote, knowing it would disproportionately disenfranchise Latinos; cities that eliminate polling places in minority neighborhoods; ruthless gerrymandering to weaken districts likely to elect minority candidates.

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