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#VoterSuppression: Alabama to stop issuing driver’s licenses only in counties with mostly black regi


The state of Alabama, is one of the states that requires a photo ID to vote, which is simply a voter suppression tactic imposed by republican law makers. The state of Alabama announced this week that it would stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties where 75 percent of registered voters are black.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency cites budget cuts as the rationale for 31 satellite Department of Motor Vehicle offices no longer providing access to driver’s licenses examiners, meaning that residents will need to travel to other counties to apply for licenses. This move will dramatically effect the 2016 election, in 2014 Alabama passed the "Voter ID" law as a requirement for voting. The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that would require pre-clearance for any changes to the voting laws after an examination of any potential impact on protective classes of people such as minorities.

It appears that The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency only cut DMV services in areas that are 75% African Americans. Critics of the move point to no changes being made to prominently white areas and many are calling for Federal investigation.

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