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Hillary Clinton speaks on voting rights

Hillary Clinton speaks on voting rights

Today, 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton delivered a major speech on voting rights, calling for universal, automatic voter registration. Clinton spoke at Texas Southern University, a historically black college in Houston, and called out Republicans Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and Chris Christie by name for backing laws in their states to make it harder to vote.

POSTSCRIPT: The New York Times applauds the speech.