NAACP wants new voting laws struck down
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP says it is gathering information on the effect of new state laws that tightened rules on voting in order to make its case to the Justice Department that the laws are discriminatory.
The civil rights organization argues in a report released Monday that the laws amount to a coordinated, comprehensive assault on minorities' voting rights as their numbers in the population and at the ballot box have increased. NAACP President Ben Jealous says he met with assistant Attorney General Tom Perez over the weekend and personally gave Perez a copy of the report.
The NAACP says it will also send the report to other federal agencies, secretaries of state and attorneys general in the 50 states, congressional committees and the United Nations.