John Oliver Is Outraged by the Millions of Americans Who Aren’t Allowed to Vote

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This post first appeared at Colorlines.

“Anglo-Saxon values” makes an appearance as comedian John Oliver revisits the racist roots of why more than 4 million Americans in US territories, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas and the U.S. Virgin Islands can fight for their country but still can’t vote.

Carla Murphy, Colorlines
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