Skip to comments.JD, New Hampshire on Bailout of Covered Jurisdictions Under the Voting Rights Act
Posted on 12/21/2012 8:56:43 PM PST by Rabin
In the departments view, these covered towns and townships have met the requirements necessary for bailout.
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For those interested, the U.S. Department of Justice has allowed ten New Hampshire jurisdictions to "bail out" of the restrictions placed upon them by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Evidently, these jurisdictions had been accused of some discriminatory actions against a minority long, long ago (Indians, Canucks, somebody?) and were made subject to Section 5, wherein the DOJ had the right to pre-clear any and every change that might affect voting rights -- down to the location of the balloting places.
New Hampshire is now rid of this onerous and demeaning status.