Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

(RNS) African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. By Adelle M. Banks.

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AG Eric Holder, black church leaders mull voter law changes

WASHINGTON (RNS) Attorney General Eric Holder and other legal experts strategized with black church leaders on Wednesday (May 30) about new restrictive state voting laws that can affect their congregants by reducing early voting and requiring IDs. By Adelle M. Banks.

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Religious questions for Pa. voter ID law draw fire

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonites can get an ID card if they have religious objections to being photographed after answering a series of questions on their faith and other personal information. Now that the state has passed one of the nation's toughest voter ID laws to prevent voter fraud, the scope of the questions is drawing criticism. By Jan Murphy.