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Clyburn introduces Voter Empowerment Act
A co-sponsor of the bill, Clyburn said its goals are to improve voter accessibility and the integrity and accountability of the election system.
Included in its provisions are requirements that electronic voting machines produce paper receipts, allowance of voter registration on election days, improved poll access for disabled voters, and creation of a national voter hotline.
The Act also calls for criminalization of voter intimidation practices and illegalization of deceptive tactics that intentionally mislead voters about their rights.
This national address to voting rights stems from consistent changes to states’ election laws in the last four years that appear polarized, Clyburn said.
“They’re aimed very directly at voting patterns favored by minority voters,” Clyburn told The State.
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