Voter purges in 6 states may violate law

NEW YORK - Tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering in at least six swing states, and the voters' exclusion appears to violate federal law, according to a published report.

The New York Times based its findings on reviews of state records and Social Security data.

The Times said voters appear to have been purged by mistake and not because of any intentional violations by election officials or coordinated efforts by any party.

States have been trying to follow the Help America Vote Act of 2002 by removing the names of voters who should no longer be listed. But for every voter added to the rolls in the past two months in some states, election officials have removed two, a review of the records shows.

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The article says that neither Democrats or Republicans are particularly to blame in this. What the hell - I'm so damned accustomed to the Republicans blaming Democrats for everything that I think I'll go ahead and blame the damned Republicans for this - after all, as Karl Rove (or was it Leon Trotzky) said "A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth". F**k 'em - whether or NOT they can take a joke.

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