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PA ACLU: Fight on State Voter ID Law Doesn’t Stop Here

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27945-1 (08/17/12) HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the next stop for the state’s voter I.D. law after a state judge refused to block it, and plaintiffs’ attorneys vowed to continue … Continue reading

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The History of Voter Registration in the U.S.

Source: Keyssar, Alexander. The Right to Vote The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. New York: Basic Books, 2001. Voter registration originated in the early 19th century as a method of disenfranchisement. Many states were concerned with the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman “The first fact that we need to understand is that America has a longer history of disenfranchisement than it does of enfranchisement. What do I mean by that? At the … Continue reading

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