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As part of the Republican majority’s ongoing crusade to make it harder for people to vote, the House Elections Committee will consider a bill today to shorten the early voting period by seven days. There’s no reason for the change, other than to make it more difficult for people to cast their ballot.

The folks behind the bill certainly ought to understand that. The legislation has 22 sponsors, all Republicans. Records with the State Board of Elections show that 10 of them would not have been eligible to vote when they did in the 2010 elections if the bill they are now sponsoring had been the law.

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