The Republican party is relentless in their search for whatever edge they can find at the ballot box. They have found a dead-end in a challenge to a lawsuit from 1982, and the Supreme Court swiftly rejected the request for appeal. The order is to stay in place until it expires in 2017.
Attempting to hinder the vote is nothing new for the Republican party, nor is making voting more difficult in the name of voter security. I have written about those who were caught committing voter fraud, incidentally. All were Republicans. This latest clash in the courtroom came over a New Jersey ruling that disallowed the GOP to perform "ballot security" in predominantly minority neighborhoods.
U.S. District Judge Dickinson Debevoise had the final say in the matter. According to cnycentral.com he ruled, "voter intimidation remains a threat and preventing it outweighs the potential danger of fraud."
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