How states are rigging the 2012 election – The Washington Post

How states are rigging the 2012 election – The Washington Post.

An attack on the right to vote is underway across the country
through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If
this were happening in an emerging democracy, we’d condemn it as
election-rigging. But it’s happening here, so there’s barely a whimper.The laws are being passed in the name of preventing “voter fraud.” But study after study
has shown that fraud by voters is not a major problem — and is less of a
problem than how hard many states make it for people to vote in the
first place. Some of the new laws, notably those limiting the number of
days for early voting, have little plausible connection to battling
fraud.

Read the full story here.

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  1. Pingback: The Crackdown on Voting « The Fifth Column

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