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Ohio GOP Rep accused of deliberately keeping Black voters from the polls

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Ohio GOP Rep accused of deliberately keeping Black voters from the polls

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    A member of the Ohio GOP was caught making remarks that will likely get him into trouble and paint his party in an embarrassing light. Doug Preisse, Chairman of the Republican Party of Franklin County in Ohio (the county that contains the large city of Columbus) made comments that made some feel that he has a bias against Black voters.

    Ohio Secretary of State John Husted recently decided to cut early voting on nights and weekends, causing concern about voter turnout in minority communities.  In an email to the Columbus dispatch, Preisse said that the turnout of minority voters is not a high priority of his office:

 

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