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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:31 PM

“They are trying to change the rules in the middle of the game.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/us/politics/obama-campaign-confronts-voter-id-laws.html?_r=2&ref=politics

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Published: April 29, 2012


WASHINGTON — Field workers for President Obama’s campaign fanned out across the country over the weekend in an effort to confront a barrage of new voter identification laws that strategists say threaten the campaign’s hopes for registering new voters ahead of the November election.

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Senior advisers to Mr. Obama’s campaign say many of the new laws put a heavy burden on the registration process, making it more difficult to recruit first-time voters. Other laws shorten the early-voting period in states that had tried to expand the voting window.

“They are clearly put forward for partisan political gains,” Mr. Bird said. “They are trying to change the rules in the middle of the game.”

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But the real impact of the new laws may not be the financial cost. Mr. Bird said the campaign had identified the number of voters it believes must turn out in each state for Mr. Obama to win in November.

If the new state laws prevent the campaign from reaching those goals, it could cost Mr. Obama a second term.

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babylonsister Apr 2012 OP
msongs Apr 2012 #1
marlakay May 2012 #4
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #2
babylonsister Apr 2012 #3
mac56 May 2012 #5

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:33 PM

1. so where have these dim bulbs been for the past 3 years this has been going on? sheeesh! nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. I know we all knew this was happening

so what were they doing across america to stop it? not much I saw...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. It is exactly what the right wing neocons planned.

I have said this before, I will say it again, the GOP knows if every eligible voter did vote they would never win an election.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:23 PM

3. I don't think it's just neocons; the whole party seems to be in support of this. If

they're not, why haven't we heard a peep? From anyone??

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:23 AM

5. I have said the same. Republicans can't win a fair fight

and they know it.

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