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MDP Lauds Court Decision to Continue Prevention of RNC Intimidat

Mar 13, 2012
The Michigan Democratic Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2012
Contact: John Tramontana

MDP Lauds Court Decision to Continue Prevention of RNC Intimidation of Minority Voters

LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party applauds the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision in DNC v. RNC which will continue to prevent “the intimidation and suppression of minority voters” by Republicans.

In 1982, the DNC sued the GOP after the GOP attempted to restrict voting access by minorities. The lawsuit resulted in a national consent decree which prohibited the GOP from engaging in minority voter intimidation and suppression. Republicans tried to eliminate the decree but the Court reaffirmed the continuing need for the decree last week.

“This is a huge victory for voters across the nation,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “We will not tolerate Republican attempts to disenfranchise minority voters and prevent them from casting their ballots.”

“The Republican Party has a long history of trying to restrict voting access,” added Brewer. “We should be working to ensure that every eligible voter is able to vote in every election. Voting is the centerpiece of our democracy and this decision helps to prevent the GOP from threatening that.”

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