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11:59pm November 11, 2011

Same-Day Voter Registration Wins In Maine

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(Special from Prune Juice Media)

The GOP efforts to stifle voter attempts ahead of the 2012 election hit a road block in Maine on Tuesday.

Voters reinstated a former law that allows people to register to vote before and on any given election day. The Republican Legislature passed an updated law earlier this year that forced a cut-off time of two business days ahead of a polling day. Democrats cried foul, saying the effort was part of a larger scheme to stifle votes in the state and across the U.S.

As Ohio did with collective bargaining for public employees, the Maine issue then went to a referendum vote for the people this week. Voters defiantly repealed the GOP’s two-day cutoff and went back to the system they have had since 1973.

This vote was part of a larger national wave of push-back against conservative policies in yesterday’s off-year election. Issues such as union workers’ rights, abortion, and even Sunday liquor sales were up for a vote across the country . They each tilted to the more liberal side of the spectrum.

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