US: Progressive/LI Libertarians, Activists in Voting Rights Siege


A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice details the voting rights landscape in the beginning of 2013, painting a much rosier picture for advocates of voting rights than the previous two years.

In all, 195 bills to expand voting rights have been introduced in 45 states this year (see where on the map below). Of those, three states have passed as many bills thus far: Virginia passed online voter registration, New Mexico made registration at the state’s DMVs easier, and Oklahoma loosened its voter ID law. 155 bills are still pending in 37 state legislatures, including legislation to restore ex-felons’ voting rights, implement Election Day registration, and roll back voter ID laws.

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