Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Voter deception bill passes House

It's about time!

Voter deception bill passes House - USATODAY.com:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Those who knowingly convey false information with the intent to keep others from voting would face up to five years in prison under voter deception legislation that passed the House on Monday.

The legislation, passed by voice vote, was spearheaded by Democrats who cited alleged incidents during the 2006 elections of minorities, immigrants and other legal voters being misled about election dates, guided to the wrong polling sites or told they were ineligible to vote.

'This reform will put an end to campaign practices that disenfranchise thousands of American voters and will give citizens the right to cast a ballot free from intimidation and misinformation,' said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., a chief sponsor of the bill.

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