by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn
The news from Georgia is confusing: News articles tell us that the U.S. Justice Department has struck down both the Georgia's voter registration database verification rules and its newly passed voter ID law. Our reading of the DoJ letter and the response from the Secretary of State is that it only affects the voter registration database verification process, but it's hard to tell. Read the DoJ letter and Handel's statement for yourself. The first paragraph references letters we were unable to find. If you find a link to them, please send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. All of our featured articles are about this topic....
Featured: U.S. Justice Department rejects Georgia voter screening LINK Featured: Feds spike Ga. law requiring citizenship checks LINK Featured: Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia (Secretary of State Handel's Statement) LINK Featured: DoJ Letter to Georgia LINK Featured: Why Section 5 Still Matters, Or, The Obama DOJ Differs from the Bush DOJ LINK National: US issues revised e-voting standards LINK National: 120-Day Public Comment Period for VVSG 1.1 Begins Today LINK National: EAC Will Award Grants to Recruit the Next Generation of Poll Workers LINK CA: Lincoln resident thought he was a US citizen: Now he has to prove it LINK CO: IRV leaves bitter aftertaste LINK CT: CT State Representative Sean Williams Cites Election Journal in Debate on Election Day Registration (3-minute video) LINK FL: New Clay Co. voting machine makes debut LINK MN: Points of Law: Coleman-Franken U.S. Senate election goes before Minnesota Supreme Court today LINK MN: Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Coleman Appeal LINK NJ: Bill passed to make voting by mail easier in NJ LINK PA: Career lawyers overruled on voting case. Black Panthers had wielded weapons, blocked polls LINK (Includes link to the video of wielded weapons.) PA: Exclusive: Politics, Philly Style LINK
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