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NYT endorses Obama election legislation

Monday, November 5th, 2007

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Election reform made it to the New York Times opinion page this morning. The paper endorsed the Obama-sponsored Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act. “This administration seems to believe that the right to vote is something only Democrats should care about. It is too important to be reduced to a partisan issue,” the Times writes.

Senator Obama responded to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge a week ago in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To watch the video, click here.

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