Following a week of pressure from primary opponents, D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has released money orders that have been linked to political donor Jeffrey Thompson, who is under federal investigation.
As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems. Critics say the effort is part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.
Alabama and Mississippi hold Republican primaries on Tuesday. It appears to be a tight, three-way race in each state between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. Melissa Block talks with Mara Liasson about the races.
An effort is underway by at least two states to challenge key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices. As voters in Alabama and Mississippi go to the polls to vote in their states' primaries, host Michel Martin discusses the act with former U.S. Congressman Artur Davis.
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