New York Times Criticizes Kenneth Blackwell's Handling of Voter Registration in Ohio

Submitted by Charles on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 01:32.

None other than the New York Times has opined on the sad state of voter affairs in the state of Ohio. All I could think of is the quote attribued to Yogi Berra that "This is like deja vu all over again." Here's what the editorial observed in part:

The latest sign that Republicans have an election-year strategy to shut down voter registration drives comes from Ohio. As the state gears up for a very competitive election season this fall, its secretary of state, J. Kenneth Blackwell, has put in place "emergency" regulations that could hit voter registration workers with criminal penalties for perfectly legitimate registration practices. The rules are so draconian they could shut down registration drives in Ohio.

To read more, visit Block the Vote, Ohio Remix. This site may require creation of a login. At least one blogger has reproduced the article on his site.

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Here's what the Plain Dealer Reported

This morning's Plain Dealer had an article on the NYT editorial and comments from Kenneth Blackwell's staff.