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August 13, 2013

Clinton defends Voting Rights Act, says states revive ‘old demons of discrimination’

SAN FRANCISCO — Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a forceful and impassioned defense of the Voting Rights Act here on Monday, condemning laws and other moves in some states that she said are reviving “old demons of discrimination.”

In an address focused on the role of the law in American society, Clinton emphatically entered the debate about minority voting rights and made some of her most political remarks since stepping down as secretary of state this year.

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