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Monday, May 12th, 2008

Here We Go Again…

The New York Times is reporting this morning that the debate over voter ID is moving to Missouri, where lawmakers there may vote to enact proof-of-citizenship requirements at the polls.

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All this just weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that an Indiana law requiring photo ID at the polls is constitutional. Watch our report for a recap.

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Tom Brokaw on Why Tuesday?

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. (more…)

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Why Voter ID?


We decided to explore Monday’s Supreme Court ruling which determined that requiring voters to show ID to cast a ballot is constitutional. I visited with election law expert Rick Hasen and hopped on the bus to time how long it would take to get a photo ID to vote if you don’t already have one.

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Court’s Voter ID Decision Talk of L.A. Public Radio

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It’s always drive-time radio in Los Angeles. I just spent the afternoon maneuvering around this sweltering city, and today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law was part of a feature segment at least twice this afternoon on NPR member station 89.3 KPCC here.

Rick Hasen of Loyola Marymount University and electionlawblog.org (who filed a friend-of-the-court brief on this case) broke down the specifics of the decision on AirTalk with Larry Mantle (listen here with Real Player). Today Hasen wrote for the Huffington Post that he believes this case “will encourage further litigation, because it relegates challenges to laws imposing onerous burdens on a small group of voters to “as applied” challenges, but those challenges will be difficult to win.”

Patt Morrison also took up the issue on her program (listen here with Real Player). For the full text of the Supreme Court’s decision via the New York Times, click here.

Los Angeles traffic photo via fredcamino on Flickr.

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