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Monday, June 30, 2008

NAACP believes poll changes in Chesterfield would result in civil rights infringement

The Chesterfield County branch of the NAACP filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice that proposed changes in some polling places be rejected....From the Richmond Times Dispatch:

The civil-rights complaint says hundreds of Chesterfield residents were deprived of the right to vote in the Feb. 12 presidential primary, primarily in precincts with the largest black populations, and claims changes approved by the county's Board of Supervisors last month could cause a repeat of problems in November, according to Jerome Seldon, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Chesterfield chapter.Justice Department spokesman Jamie Hais confirmed the complaint had been received and would be reviewed.

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