NAACP Federal Suit: Trump Violated Voting Rights Act

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The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Michigan voters against President Donald Trump and his campaign Friday, accusing both of violating the Voting Rights Act.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, argued that Trump is pressuring election officials not to certify votes in Michigan based on false allegations of election fraud in an attempt to suppress votes, particularly those of Black voters.

The fraud allegations have been “consistently debunked, and the campaign’s litigation attempts turned away by courts in several states,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, said in a statement.

“The president’s use of dog whistles to suggest the illegitimacy of votes cast by Black voters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Atlanta are an appeal to a dangerous and corrosive racialized narrative of voter fraud,” she added.

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