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Iowa Senate Majority Leader Credits Same-Day Registration for Democratic Victory

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX) is a progressive think tank modeled on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has had success crafting and passing conservative legislation at the state level by connecting conservative state legislators across the country. Via the Washington Examiner’s Jason Russell, reporting from SiX’s 2014 conference of left-wing legislators in Washington, D.C.:

As NRO’s John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky have observed, same-day voter registration has the potential to facilitate voter fraud — which is why it has been eliminated in election reform laws passed by several states in recent years, among them North Carolina and Ohio. Thirty-nine states already prohibit same-day registration.

But state legislators (SiX reports about 200 in attendance) have found a variety of promising excuses for Democrats’ 2014 losses:

And, of course:

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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