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NAACP believes executive order is discriminatory

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DES MOINES (KWWL)-- Some community leaders say Governor Terry Branstad's decision to make it tougher for ex-convicts to regain the vote is discriminatory.

Under an executive order Branstad ordered ex offenders first must all pay all fines, fees and court ordered restitution before being allowed to vote.

The NAACP says the policy amounts to a poll tax intended to keep blacks from voting.

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