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NYT: Protect Iowa’s Student Voters

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

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Students attending college in Iowa are in the middle of a political battle, and the New York Times has come out on their side. The Times Editorial Board calls out the “rhetorical” suppression of college voters by major candidates in making the case for protecting the voting rights of students.

The law in Iowa is crystal clear: students who attend school in the state are entitled to register to vote in the state as long they are not registered anywhere else. The two parties’ rules say registered voters may participate in caucuses in the precincts where they are registered. Students have the same right to do so as any other Iowan. But statements challenging their right to vote may intimidate some students into staying home.

Read the full editorial here.

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