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Democrats Seek Federal Probe Into Restrictive State Voter ID Laws

Led by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a number of Senate Democrats are seeking a federal Justice Department investigation into new voter identification requirements that are under consideration or recently signed into law in several states that the lawmakers and others say could potentially disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters. These voter ID laws, in Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas and elsewhere, have come under increasing scrutiny.
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