Voter Intimidation

VOTER INTIMIDATION….This is long past due. Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama have introduced a bill to crack down on voter intimidation:

Prompted in part by misleading campaign tactics that marred elections in several states, Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would criminalize lying to or otherwise intentionally misleading voters to keep them away from the polls.

….Obama and Schumer framed the need for the proposed legislation within a larger struggle for suffrage and civil rights.

“It’s hard to imagine that we even need a bill like this,” said Obama, a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. “There are people who will stop at nothing to try to deceive voters and keep them away from the polls. What’s worse, these practices all too often target and exploit vulnerable populations like minorities, the disabled or the poor.”

Good for them. I wonder if Republicans will have the stones to try to filibuster this bill?

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