Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Crawford v. Marion County Election Board - the most important voting rights case since Bush v. Gore

The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law has recently published ”Crawford v. Marion County Election Board,” describing this Indiana voter ID case as “[T]he most important voting rights case since Bush v. Gore.” The case will be heard by the United States Supreme Court this winter.

I urge you to take time to go here and read the Center’s brief summary of what is at stake. Of the many, many links in the article, I recommend taking time to read this brief, which is an excellent explanation of the absence of in-person voter fraud.

In-person voter fraud is the basis for the strict voter ID requirements being challenged in this case. According to the Brennan Center, the result of such restrictive ID laws now common in many states is the exclusion of many eligible voters.


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