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Old April 12th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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To reiterate the fact that what Republicans are doing with regard to voting rights goes far beyond the ID requirements that Truck claims are the sum and substance of the new laws in some states, this from an article in today's New York Times. Now, I know that the Times is automatically suspect to the right wing; nevertheless, what they say here is true.

“America did not stand up and did not march and did not sacrifice to gain the right to vote for themselves and for others only to see it denied to their kids and their grandchildren,” President Obama said yesterday.

Republicans in some swing states have advanced new laws that go beyond the voter identification requirements of recent years. Among other things, state lawmakers are pushing measures to limit the time polls are open and to cut back early voting, particularly weekend balloting that makes it easier for lower-income voters to participate. Other measures would eliminate same-day registration, make it more difficult to cast provisional ballots or curb the mailing of absentee ballots.
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