Bleeding Heartland: Election Day Registration
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
The Republicans have basically two arguments they are using against it - We shouldn't pander to uninformed voters, and it will increase the possibility of fraud. Both of these reasons are stupid. The idea that voters unregistered in their current precinct are uninformed voters is obnoxious and insulting. It assumes a perfect correlation between understanding election law minutia and important decisions, when people who feel very strongly about issues might not know that moving across the state requires them to reregister. ... The Republican argument of fraud is getting kind of stale, seeing as how they have trotted out for every attempt they make to restrict voting, from cutting poll hours, reducing access to absentee ballots, to forcing every voter to bring a photo ID to the polls. We haven't done any of those things, and we haven't had any voter fraud in Iowa.