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Fair enough - as far as the selection of electors is concerned.  But can Federal laws not be written to control how Federal elections are conducted?  Otherwise what is to prevent the wholesale non-registration of minority voters, the systematic under-representation of minority areas in terms of voting booths, and the utilisation of partisan resources/people/machines in the vote counting process?  Is there not a concept of over-arching human/civil rights in the US constitution which can over-ride local and state level discriminary practices in the democratic process?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jan 16th, 2008 at 01:51:39 PM EST
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I think if you can make a case that someone is being discriminated against because of race the feds can make a case. If the feds just don't like the way you count, I'm not sure. I have legal training but in no way am I a constitutional lawyer. You might want to email Glen Greenwald if you read him on Salon.com. He is a great constitutional lawyer.

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by LEP on Wed Jan 16th, 2008 at 02:10:03 PM EST
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