By Frederick H. Lowe –NorthStarNewsToday
GARY, IND. — Some blacks are wringing their hands over November’s upcoming presidential election because it will be the first one in 50 years when a key provision of The Voting Rights Act will not be in effect due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras J. Baraka made that point last week during a speech at the opening day of the National Black Political Convention which was held here June 9th and 10th.
Mayor Baraka said restrictive photo ID voter laws would reduce black- voter turnout after blacks
voted in higher numbers than whites in the 2012 presidential election, returning President Barack Obama to the White House for a second term.
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