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Its about to get harder to vote

Its about to get harder to vote

In late 2011, the Obama administration blocked a South Carolina law that required voters to show a photo ID before casting their ballots, finding that it could disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters, who were more likely than whites to lack such IDs.

But when South Carolina asked a federal court in Washington to approve the law, Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion upholding it. He ruled that the measure was not discriminatory, even though the Obama administration claimed that it violated the Voting Rights Act.

Judge Kavanaugh, whom President Trump nominated for the Supreme Court recently, pointed to a 2008 Supreme Court decision upholding Indiana’s voter ID law, which he interpreted as giving states broad leeway to restrict their voting procedures. “Many states, particularly in the wake of the voting system problems exposed during the 2000 elections, have enacted stronger voter ID laws, among various other recent changes to voting laws,” he noted in approval.

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Tim Brophy for Will County Treasurer Fundraiser

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Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Will County to spend $72,400 to take over Aurora precincts

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Underwood outraises Hultgren in latest fundraising quarter, new finance reports show

Democrat Lauren Underwood accrued more money for her election war chest than her opponent, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, in the second quarter of 2018.

Underwood, a registered nurse from Naperville, added $538,089 to her campaign fund from April through June, according to election disclosure forms. Hultgren in the same time added $388,172 to his campaign, $150,000 less than Underwood.

However, Hultgren has still accrued more money overall than his challenger.

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