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Democracy Class- The Nation

In Politics, Really?!? on March 22, 2012 at 18:17

Republicans were pushing for laws to prevent students from voting unless their parents had established residency in their College towns.

Seriously?? Luckily…. it failed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-hampshire-college-students-can-still-vote-in-state-for-now/2011/03/10/ABY6eIQ_story.html

“In the Granite State, as the Washington Post recently reported, New Hampshire House Republicans are pushing for new laws that would prohibit many college students from voting in the state—and effectively keep some from voting at all. One bill would permit students to vote in their college towns only if they or their parents had previously established permanent residency there. Another bill would end election-day registration.

The measures in New Hampshire are among dozens of voting-related bills being pushed by newly empowered Republican state lawmakers across the country. “It’s a war on voting,” Thomas Bates, vice president of Rock the Vote, rightly told the WP: “We’d like to be advocating for a 21st-century voting system, but here we are fighting against efforts to turn it back to the 19th century.”

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