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Black leaders worry about voter turnout

LAS VEGAS – Civilrights leaders at the NAACP’s annual convention worry that black voters won’t show up at voting booths in November this year.

Black voting turnout hit records in presidential elections during Barack Obama’s presidency but dropped sharply in 2010. A wave of newly elected Republicans passed several laws targeting voter fraud after those elections that critics say make it harder for minorities to vote.

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