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Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered to pay to reopen closed polling places across the Southern United States. The star shared a 2019 article about how 1,200 polling places had closed throughout the South since 2013. Schwarzenegger tweeted: “I've been thinking about this a lot. I'm a fanatic about voting. Most people call closing polls voter suppression. Some say it is 'budgetary.' What if I made it easy & solved the budgetary issue? How much would it cost to reopen polling places? This is a serious question. Is closing polling stations about making it harder for minorities to vote, or is it because of budgets? If you say it's because of your budget, let's talk.” Overall, those states formerly covered by the law have closed at least 1,688 polling places between 2012 and 2018, the Leadership Conference found. A total 1,173 of those polling places were closed after the 2014 election - and after the Supreme Court issued its decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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