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February 16, 2014

OEDEL: NPR’s Macon massacre

Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court released Georgia and several other states from presumptive federal “preclearance” of voting adjustments. While ruling that the preclearance presumption was unconstitutionally based on outdated, pre-1973 evidence of racial unfairness, the court acknowledged Georgia for making big gains in minority voting power since 1972. Georgia’s blacks now register in higher proportions than whites.

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