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Clinton to press for early voting expansion in states


HOUSTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying down a campaign marker on voting rights, calling for an expansion of early voting across the nation and fighting GOP-led states that have sought to restrict voter registration and impose voter ID requirements.

The Democratic presidential candidate is addressing voting access on Thursday and urging states to allow at least 20 days of early voting. She is speaking at a historically black university in Houston, Texas Southern University.

Democrats have filed legal challenges to voting changes pushed by Republican lawmakers in the presidential battleground states of Ohio and Wisconsin. Clinton is expected to denounce similar efforts in North Carolina, Texas and Florida.

Clinton has criticized a 2013 Supreme Court ruling striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.

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