Voter suppression alive and well in Kansas

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Opinion

October 31, 2018 - 12:12 PM

This month’s Jim Crow Award goes to Dodge City and Barton County, where officials have come up with a new way to make voting difficult if not impossible.

Dodge City, population 27,000— and with roughly 13,000 registered voters —- is limited to one polling place. In an excellent story late last week, Roxana Hegeman of the Associated Press reported that since 2002 the city’s lone polling site had been at the Civic Center in a wealthy part of town; this year, officials moved it out of the city “to a facility more than a mile from the nearest bus stop.”

Lindsborg, pop. 3,500, has four polling sites; Salina, pop. 48,000, has 35.

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