August 25th, 2016
In the 2012 presidential elections, almost 2.8 million individuals were registered to vote in more than one state, and 1.8 million registered voters at the time of the election were actually dead. These figures came from the Pew Center on the States study entitled “Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence that America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade” (2012). These “glitches” were not removed from the system due to the Obama Department of Justice suspending the execution and enforcement of federal law in relation to the regulations governing elections.
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, 52 USC is the law we’re examining here, specifically Section 8 that is specifically designed to promote honest and fair voting in the elections. Section 8 is a requirement for the states. They are to do the following in accordance with the law:
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