As the election draws near, the NAACP is already preparing to help address any complaints about possible voter disenfranchisement, according to the Associated Press. In a preemptive strike, the organization will have volunteer lawyers targeting 750 precincts around the nation on Election Day where there has been a repeated history of voter discrimination. In fact, some lawyers have already been addressing complaints about voter registration problems. Benjamin Jealous, the new president of NAACP, also said that lawyers will not be focusing only on swing states. Jealous does hope that Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s rise to presidency will ultimately aid the organization.
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