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Voter-Rights Groups Get a Lift From Wealthy Donors

A billionaire businessman is helping charities that protect voter rights raise money just ahead of  their busy Election Day efforts.

William Louis-Dreyfus said in an advertisement in the online and print editions of Tuesday’s New York Times that he would provide $1-million to help charities that are trying to challenge new state laws that limit access to the polls for those who lack identification.

Mr. Louis-Dreyfus, who amassed a fortune estimated at more than $3-billion in the global commoditi…