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For Democrats, a fresh chance to remind voters of Donald Trump's role in 'birtherism'

For Democrats, a fresh chance to remind voters of Donald Trump's role in 'birtherism'

Donald Trump's effort to end the controversy he helped stoke over President Barack Obama's citizenship has handed Democrats a fresh opportunity to motivate voters, particularly African Americans, who are offended by an issue that had faded to the recesses of the campaign.

Black lawmakers, who listened to Obama gleefully mock the Republican nominee's evolving views on his birth certificate during a gala dinner Saturday night, plan to take their condemnation of Trump on the road in coming weeks.

Democrats are already fundraising off the issue. They seized on the topic during the Sunday talk shows. And Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, is widely sharing views on the topic from...

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