In talk to NAACP, Biden blasts voting restrictions

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 23 at 3:02 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says it's time the public turns against a raft of new laws that restrict the ability to vote.

Biden said the laws masquerade as anti-voter fraud measures, but are intended to making voting harder and lessen the number of people who cast ballots. He noted that they come as a Republican majority on the Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act, a law which enjoyed strong Republican support for decades. He called the GOP's shift "an aberration."

Biden was in Las Vegas to speak to the NAACP's annual convention and attend a rally for a Democratic congressional candidate. On Thursday he will address the National Urban League in Cincinnati.

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