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Nevada steps up voter outreach in wake of lawsuit

Nevada public assistance agencies are stepping up voter registration efforts, mailing thousands of voter registration forms to welfare and food stamp recipients, after a federal lawsuit accused the state of disenfranchising thousands of poor Nevadans.The new effort could benefit Democratic candidates on the November ballot because many in the targeted population have historically voted Democratic.New voter registration policies were detailed in memos issued by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this summer, after several civil rights groups sued Nevada for failing to meet federal and state laws that require public assistance offices to act also as voter registration …

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