“Assembly Supports Voter ID Bill”

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel offers this report. In a draft article sent out to law reviews yesterday (“Beyond the Margin of Litigation: Reforming U.S. Election Administration to Avoid Electoral Meltdown”), I advocate a package deal on registration reform that should appeal to many Democrats and Republicans: universal, national voter registration (conducted by the federal government) coupled with a voter id program—voters would not need to bring the ids to the polls, but could instead present biometric information such as a thumb print. Such a program stands to maximize voter turnout and minimize the potential for voter fraud. (I also advocate a change to nonpartisan election administration and a change in the timing of court review of election challenges.) I’ll talk more about these proposals on the blog and elsewhere in coming weeks.

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