Saturday, May 02, 2009

The RNC wants to be allowed to suppress voters (a.ka. stating the obvious)

From Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog:

On the eve of the Presidential election, facing an historic defeat, the Republican National Committee quietly filed a motion to dissolve an existing consent decree in which they'd agreed not to engage in voter caging or other types of voter intimidation. Since 1982, the RNC has been restricted from conducting so-called "ballot-security" measures that have historically been used to deter thousands of Americans - largely low-income and minority citizens - from voting. Now, the RNC wants to be free of these restrictions. A hearing on the RNC motion is scheduled for next Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey....

Check out the link, its a pretty fascinating read.

Thanks to Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog for pointing me to this story.