9.01.2006

Blackwell Voter Rules Thrown Out

A federal judge in Cleveland today threw out portions of the voter registration rules authored by wannabe governor Ken Blackwell.

The judge called the rules vague, stating the new laws were an attempt to criminalize traditional voter registration.

Opponents of the law who sued the Secretary of State as soon as he put the regulations into affect, claimed Blackwell was attempting to keep minorities from registering to vote in the upcoming elections.

A spokesperson for Blackwell said they would not appeal the Judge’s decision.

Today’s ruling means organizations like the League of Women Voters can conduct voter registration without fear of being hassled by the Secretary of State.
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