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Workers, Not Voters, Are Most at Risk Due to Alabama's DMV Closings

The closing of 31 offices in the voter-ID state has caused quite a stir. But let’s take a closer look at the real effects.
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Jesse Jackson fired some loud verbal shots at Alabama in an October 5 op-ed he penned for the Sun-Times. Responding to the news that Alabama was closing out dozens of drivers license service offices around the state, particularly across the Black Belt, he wrote, “This new Jim Crow isn’t subtle.”

Not long after, he was on his way to Alabama to voice his concerns directly to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s face.