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New GOP laws could suppress five million Democratic voters: study

A study released Monday found that millions voters could be kept from the polls in 2012. The Brennan Center for Justice report, titled “Voting Law Changes in 2012” (PDF), determined that they new restrictions on who can vote, largely championed by Republican lawmakers, could suppress the the votes of more…

Georgia Republican’s bill would reclassify rape victims as ‘accusers’

When is a rape victim legally a victim of rape? According to a Georgia state representative, the term “victim” should be applied only after the accused has been convicted. State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) recently introduced a bill mandating that not only victims of rape be re-classified as “accusers,” but victims of stalking,…