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Election Laws Tighten in GOP-Run States

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 31st, 2011 4:38 am by HL

Election Laws Tighten in GOP-Run States
Republicans in states like Florida and Ohio are making it more challenging to vote or to register others, the Los Angeles Times reports.

It’s part of a national trend, “as election law has become a fierce partisan battleground. In states where Republicans have taken majority control, they have tightened rules for registering new voters, reduced the time for casting ballots and required voters to show photo identification at the polls. The new restrictions were usually adopted on party-line votes and signed by Republican governors.”

“Democrats have denounced new restrictions as ‘voter suppression’ laws intended to deter voting by students, the elderly, the poor, the disabled and minorities.”

Exchange of the Day
“Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?”

“He breathed audibly, glared at the reporter and stayed silent for several seconds. After the question was repeated three times, he responded by asking the reporter, ‘Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?'”

— Herman Cain, responding to a question by Politico, in a story that broke last night.

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