Thursday, May 12, 2011

Conservative Corporate Advocacy Group ALEC Behind Voter Disenfranchisement Efforts

At least they're getting started early.

Fewer polling stations and tougher access on college campuses = good for the forces of backwards.


Conservative Corporate Advocacy Group ALEC Behind Voter Disenfranchisement Efforts

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In Wisconsin, where public attention now is focused on Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) efforts to undermine the rights of workers to engage in collective bargaining, there is another piece of proposed legislation that could have a substantial negative impact on the state’s young and minority voters. Conservative representatives in the state haveproposed a law, backed by Walker, that would ban students from using in-state university- or college-issued IDs for proof-of-residency when voting. If this legislation became law, it would become one of the strictest voter registration laws in the country and would provide significant logistical and financial barriers for a variety of groups, including student and minority voters.**

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