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Needed: Protection from “bullies at the ballot box”

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 10, 2012 @ 12:04 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]Two nonpartisan good government groups — Common Cause [2] and Demos [3] — 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 [4].

Read the North Carolina release here [5].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.demos.org/publication/bullies-ballot-box-protecting-freedom-vote-against-wrongful-challenges-and-intimidation

[2] Common Cause: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8281551

[3] Demos: http://www.demos.org/

[4] Read more here: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8295945

[5] Read the North Carolina release here: http://www.commoncause.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4773613&ct=12179619

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