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Racist Reconstruction-era Law May Aid Bush in Florida

A racist Reconstruction-era law may help Texas Governor George W. Bush win the Florida race. On Tuesday, up to 31 percent of the African-American adult male population was not allowed to cast ballots for due to past felony convictions. Similar laws have disenfranchised 4.2 million across the country including one in seven adult African-American males, but no state has more disenfranchised voters than Florida.



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