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  •  that's helpful specificity (0+ / 0-)

    Elsewhere a few of us distinguished between federal and state/local elections, although we didn't further distinguish the presidential contest. Of course an awful lot of legislation and judicial precedent overlays the basic constitutional format.

    As a practical matter, I don't think we need a constitutional amendment to make huge legislative progress on these issues.

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    by HudsonValleyMark on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 02:51:43 PM PST

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    •  I don't think so either (0+ / 0-)

      The one concern would be however, is if you had an obstructionist movement within various states or a political party that stood firmly on 10th amendment grounds.

      The key difference is that while the federal courts and Congress have stepped into various aspects of voting and elections it concerns individual rights to vote that not devolve to the states under the 10th amendment whether it be the equal opportunity clause or the protection clause.

      But when you get into manner, places, and times of voting that is where the trouble starts.

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