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Akron City Council mentioned in New York Times editorial

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: March 17, 2014

Akron City Council was mentioned in a New York Times editorial over the weekend that blasted Ohio and other states for legislation that cuts back on early voting.

The Times highlighted recent legislation adopted in Ohio that reduced the early voting period and limited who can mail absentee applications, saying these measures in Ohio and other states seek to give Republicans an advantage in upcoming elections and hurt Democratic voters, particularly those who are minorities and low-income.

The newspaper mentioned how Akron City Council recently passed a resolution opposing the Ohio voting legislation and deeming it unconstitutional. The paper included a comment, originally reported on this blog and in the Beacon Journal, from Akron council President Garry Moneypenny who deemed this "an attack on democracy."

"Mr. Moneypenny is right," the Times concluded.
 

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