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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:31 PM

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

Published: April 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — Field workers for President Obama’s campaign fanned across the country this 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.

In Wisconsin, where a new state law requires those registering voters to be deputized in each of the state’s 1,800 municipalities, the campaign sent a team of trainers armed with instructions for complying with the new regulations.

In Florida, the campaign’s voter registration aides traveled across the state to train volunteers on a new requirement that voter registration signatures be handed into state officials within 48 hours after they are collected.

And in Ohio, Mr. Obama’s staff members are beginning outreach to let voters know about new laws that discourage precinct workers from telling voters where to go if they show up at the wrong precinct.

More: NYTimes Story

Grand Old Cheater Party IMHO

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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. Teachers are complaining about this in Florida

This is disenfranching a lot of new HS voters.

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:29 PM

2. I think their ridiculous voter registration drive law...

...will probably cost us Florida.

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