Greg Palast: Jim Crow returns — Millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge

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 If even a fraction of those names are blocked from voting or purged from voter rolls, it could alter the outcome of next week’s electoral battle for control of the U.S. Senate — and perhaps prove decisive in the 2016 presidential vote count.

By Greg Palast for Al Jazeera America

Photos by Zach D. Roberts for Al Jazeera America
Produced by Alex Newman, Steve Melendez, Tate Strickland, John Thomason,Lam Thuy Vo
Edited by Mark RykoffJayati Vora

Published on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.

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