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Democrats Challenge Voter Restrictions In Battleground States

A voter slides his ballot into the ballot box at a polling place on the Northside of Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012. C
A voter slides his ballot into the ballot box at a polling place on the Northside of Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012. Citizens around the United States head to the polls to vote on the country's next president including in Ohio, a state with 18 electoral votes, were the race between US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is very close. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions on voter access that Democrats say could, if unchallenged, prove decisive in a close campaign.

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