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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 02:01 AM
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NY Times Editorial: Block The Vote


Block The Vote

By New York Times Editorial

May 31, 2006

This editorial appeared in The New York Times on May 30, 2006.

In a country that spends so much time extolling the glories of democracy, it's amazing how many elected officials go out of their way to discourage voting. States are adopting rules that make it hard, and financially perilous, for nonpartisan groups to register new voters. They have adopted new rules for maintaining voter rolls that are likely to throw off many eligible voters, and they are imposing unnecessarily tough ID requirements.

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Protecting the integrity of voting is important, but many of these rules seem motivated by a partisan desire to suppress the vote, and particular kinds of voters, rather than to make sure that those who are entitled to vote - and only those who are entitled - do so. The right to vote is fundamental, and Congress and state legislatures should not pass laws that put an unnecessary burden on it. If they do, courts should strike them down.

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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:10 AM
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1. you know
because of all the "voter fraud" that occurs in our elections :eyes:
:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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