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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Thanks to those who let us know Tom Brokaw shouted us out during MSNBC’s election-night coverage on Tuesday! If you missed it, watch the video. Here’s a transcript of Brokaw’s remarks. You can learn more about us here and find out why we vote on Tuesday by clicking here.

Brokaw also mentioned the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Indiana’s voter ID law, which we reported on here last week.

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