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History of Voter Surpression

When it comes to Americans' right to vote, we're hearing two competing storylines this election season. On one side are concerns about voter fraud, particular against ACORN. That's the community organizing group which works to register low-income and homeless voters. The group has been accused of submitting fraudulent registration forms in at least eight states. 

Democratic activists allege illegal voter suppression efforts in nine states, where thousands of eligible voters have been purged from the rolls, and new applications have been screened inappropriately. Joining us to make sense of these competing stories, and to explore the history of voter suppression in this country, is the chair of DePaul University's Political Science Department, Dr. Wayne Steger.

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