Legal Fight Continues Over Voter Registration Law - NECN

Legal Fight Continues Over Voter Registration Law



    Legal Fight Continues Over Voter Registration Law
    In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. Granted, the only way to go was up: In 2016 amid Russian meddling, federal officials were accused first of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems, and later criticized for trying to hijack control from the states. The first test of this new-and-improved relationship could come on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

    The legal fight over New Hampshire's new voter registration law continues, with state officials arguing that the latest court order creates more confusion, while the other side says the state is manufacturing an emergency.

    The 2017 law requires new voters to provide more documentation if they register within 30 days of an election. A Hillsborough County Superior Court judge on Monday blocked the state from using the law, but issued a new order Thursday allowing it to be used until Nov. 6, Election Day.

    The state argues the new order "undermines the entire election process'' and wants the state Supreme Court to keep the law in place through Election Day. Democrats and others who sued over the law say the state is trying to create confusion where none exists.

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