Indiana's GOP SOS Ordered Removed From OficeQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Lots of irony here.Not just that White,a Repub,and the state's chief election officer is facing actual voter fraud charges,but also that it's all occurring in Indiana, where the nation's first polling place Photo ID restriction law was approved by the US Supreme Court in 2008.The approval of the IN law, with Repubs claiming that it was needed to prevent 'voter fraud,' has since been used as the model for similar laws passed by Repubs in nearly a dozen states since the GOP took over many state legislatures in 2010.That,despite the fact that none of those states has demonstrated a need for such a law,or a history of the type of 'voter fraud', polling place impersonation,that would be prevented by such laws. Studies have shown that hundreds of thousands of disproportionately Dem-leaning voters are likely to be unconstitutionally disenfranchised entirely by such unnecessary restrictions.|
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