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Chief Justice Roberts Misconstured Voting Data During Voting Rights Argument

Roberts grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli on his knowledge of voting data, but the chief justice was wrong reports NPR.

The point the chief justice was trying to make was that Massachusetts, which is not covered by the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act, has a far worse record in black voter registration and turnout than Mississippi, which is covered by Section 5 of the act.

But a close look at census statistics indicates the chief justice was wrong, or at least that he did not look at the totality of the numbers.

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