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Priscilla Smith, left, and Sabrina Mobley, both of Decatur, Ga., dance before U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn takes the stage, on Oct. 27, 2014, during a Democratic rally encouraging early voting in Decatur, Ga.

Black voting surge in key states

In recent years, Republicans across the country have tried to reduce early voting opportunities, and especially on Sunday voting.Ohio and North Carolina got rid of all but one day of Sunday voting this year (Ohio tried to scrap them all, but was stopped by a court).Some new data from this year’s midterms helps explain why the GOP might want to eliminate voting on Sundays.

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