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Supreme Court rebukes Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Arizona law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship for prospective voters was pre-empted by federal law, landing another blow against state policies derided as targeting immigrants. In a 7-2 ruling (PDF) delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court decided that the National…

Republican law would punish Ohio colleges for helping students vote

Republicans in the Ohio state legislature are promoting an amendment to a state budget bill that would punish public universities that provide students with the necessary materials to register to vote. According to Talking Points Memo, the legislators say that they are trying to resolve discrepancies between residency requirements for…

Fakin’ It

Yglesias had a great post this morning about the relative error rate in ACORN registrations – about 30,000 out of a million. The obvious point of all of this is to simply stop mass voter registration drives, keeping the number of new voters down to only the self-motivated. But there’s…

Black People: Scary, Lying And Probably Terrorists

The New York Post has a startling story on a man who filled out an astonishing 72 voter registrations for the nefarious group ACORN. The reason I use all of those adjectives is because this story is otherwise really stupid and completely pointless, but descriptive words draw the reader in.…

Voters Aren’t Votes

Here’s the entire thing about registering to vote: it’s the act of trading in a set of information about your self which may or may not allow to subsequently register your choice for a series of offices and issues at a time and place of someone else’s choosing. It is…

Reminder to Texas readers

Today is the deadline for voter registration. Stop by any of the voter registration tables around town to register, if you haven’t already (or just need an address change). By the way, I found this part of the article that I linked amusing: The drive, hosted by SG, UT Votes,…

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