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  •   Ohio's weasel Secretary of State John Husted .. (1+ / 0-)
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    .. saw North Carolina's unconstitutional Senate Bill 667, known as "Equalize Voter Rights," - North Carolina's version of a poll tax got pushback so varied their suppression tactics and took the chickenshit backdoor

    North Carolina's bill was an attack that hurt parents/voters directly

    Raleigh, N.C. — A bill filed in the state Senate Tuesday would carry a tax penalty for parents whose children register to vote at their college address.
     Senate Bill 667, known as "Equalize Voter Rights," would remove the tax exemption for dependents who register to vote at any address other than their parents' home.
    Senate bill seeks to curb college vote
    This despite a Supreme Court ruling in 1979: found that all students have the right to vote where they attend college.
     source: Rachel Maddow
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    So John"passive aggressive"Husted & republicans are going after public schools instead of parents/voters

    Republicans in the Ohio Legislature are pushing a plan that could cost the state’s public universities millions of dollars if they provide students with documents to help them register to vote.
    [...]
    “What the bill would do is penalize public universities for providing their students with the documents they need to vote,” Daniel Tokaji, a professor and election law expert at Ohio State University told TPM. “It’s a transparent effort at vote suppression — about the most blatant and shameful we’ve seen in this state, which is saying quite a lot.”

    Husted tried just about every other way to deny certain people their right to vote, including rigging board elections, by "breaking the tie" always to republicans favor.  

     

    So Kudos to EAC for there efforts- and a wish for much success

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