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  •  Funny story about same-day registration .... (8+ / 0-)

    .... here in New Hampshire. It was adopted (during the Clinton Administration) by the NH Legislature .... by its (then) long-running Republican majority. Why?

    When Bill Clinton signed the Motor Voter law it had an escape-clause: a state that had same-day registration did not have to offer Motor-Voter.  I guess the GOP figured that more Democrats newer voters would be created that way than by allowing same-day registration; hence they chose the escape clause and allowed same-day registration.

    When the GOP took back control of the Legislature in 2010, after losing two wave-elections in 2006 and 2008: they were talking of repeal, after examining the number of same-day registrations the past two election cycles. But .... then were advised they would have to adhere to Motor Voter if they did so ... and the plan died. (As did their legislative majority the other day, mercifully).

    "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

    by Ed Tracey on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:46:26 PM PST

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