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NYT: “The most important case involving the mechanics of election administration in decades” heads to Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008


WASHINGTON, DC — We hopped off the campaign trail for a night and headed down to DC, but have no fear, we’re on our way back to New Hampshire to cover today’s primary and the voter turnout there. If you haven’t seen it already, click here (video) for our look back at record turnout in Iowa (which didn’t break 17% of eligible voters), and our look ahead at what might happen in New Hampshire today.

Yesterday in the New York Times, reporter Ian Urbina detailed the back story to the Indiana voter ID case that is headed to the Supreme Court January 9th. We’ve been following it here for quite some time. At the heart of the matter is whether or not Indiana’s restrictive voter ID laws will stand. But the case has significance far beyond Indiana. Urbina writes:

How the court applies that test in this case could set the standard for challenges to election rules across the country. The decision could affect a range of other voting-related rules being imposed by states, including ones involving the handling of provisional ballots, new restrictions on voter registration and the methods states can use to purge voters from registration rolls.

For the full article, click here.

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