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Voting Rights Act of 1965

No excuses, people: Vote while you can

No excuses, people: Vote while you can

Say what you will about Maryland, but be thankful this is not North Carolina or Texas or the state of my birth, Georgia. Here voting is generally encouraged. In other places, officials are outdoing themselves creating ways to keep people — especially those likely to vote for Democrats — as far away from ballots as possible.

Complaints are being lodged about ridiculous voter ID laws that in North Dakota have left more than 80,000 voters disenfranchised — many of them Native Americans — and about closed, relocated, hard-to-get-to or just plain inadequate polls in numerous states. “We should not in 2018 be revisiting 1960 tactics to prevent young people, African Americans and other...