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Needed: Protection from “bullies at the ballot box”

Two nonpartisan good government groups — Common Cause and Demos — are out with a new study today that warns about plans to block ballot access in North Carolina and nine other states. This is from the release accompanying it: 

“Common Cause and Demos have analyzed laws in 10 key states governing voter intimidation and organized efforts to block Americans from voting . The report reviews Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, summarizing each state’s practices, and providing a set of recommendations for improvement. The report describes the threat posed by groups that are training volunteers to challenge and confront other Americans as they go to the polls. Voter intimidation is illegal under federal law and in all 10 states surveyed.  The report shows that clear rules will ensure that eligible Americans can exercise their civic responsibility to vote.”

Read more here.

Read the North Carolina release here.

One Comment

  1. Frances Jenkins

    September 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Please begin the review of loss of voters ballot in Madison County, home of Larry Leake. Is it true the Republicans have on display a ballot box found in the French Broad River?