Nation: Catching Up

The Rev. John Henry Scott should be familiar to the folks of East Carroll Parish, La. He has lived on East Carroll's rich Delta cotton land all of his life—an amiable, chatty man who leads a church founded by his great-grandfather. But seven times in the past ten years, he has been unable to prove his identity. The county voting registrar requires vouches of identification from two registered voters. But all the registered voters were white, and Scott, like 61% of East Carroll's 14,443 residents, is a Negro. A...

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