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8:29pm December 12, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Automatic Voter Registration

AG Eric Holder testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Attorney General Eric Holder said voter registration should be automatic in the U.S.  He called the current voting system in the U.S. “antiquated.”

“It is important for national leaders, academic experts, and members of the public to engage in a frank, thorough, and inclusive discussion about how our election systems can be made stronger and more accessible,” Holder said.

He made the comments during a speech at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Holder also said that steps should be taken to reduce long lines for voters.  Many lengthy lines were seen in Florida and Virginia and other places around the country on election day.  Republicans in Florida changed the law leading into 2012 reducing the number of voting days.

“The alleged tension between having accessible election systems and having election systems that are free from fraud is simply not real,” Holder said.  ”Modern technology provides ways to address many of the problems that impede the efficient administration of elections,” the Attorney General added.

 

 



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, former Capitol Hill and political analyst. She created the blog Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR, WURD, and WVON. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USA Today and ABC News and the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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