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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Finally, a Big Voter ID Win

After the recent tough loss in Pennsylvania, today we have a big win in Texas, with a federal court blocking a rough voter ID measure there.  Judges ruled: “That law will almost certainly have retrogressive effect: it imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor, and racial minorities in Texas are disproportionately likely to live in poverty.”  Of course, Obama has given up on Texas in race for White House but this could help Dems in local races--besides being more fair.

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

According to Think Progress/Justice, Colorado's attempted voter purge found that NINETY PERCENT of suspected non-citizens were actually U.S. citizens. There's not much play of this story of course, what with the tropical storm, Republican Convention and the threat of subsitute referees in the first week of the NFL season. After the Dems' Convention, maybe Rachel Maddow will pick up the story.

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