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Voter Suppression Update for March 29, 2012
This week, we saw Nebraska successfully defeat an attempt to bring voter photo ID to the state and Connecticut and South Carolina move forward with making voter registration more convenient by allowing online registration. Connecticut is also looking at legislation to allow Election Day registration.
Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Department of Justice objected to Texas’ photo ID law and to Florida’s law restricting voter registration drives and cutting the early voting period. In other good news, two state judges in Wisconsin issued a temporary and permanent injunction that suspends the photo ID law passed last year.