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BE PREPARED - Lawsuit re: voter purge in Virginia! Be sure you're not among the victims!

Ivy
ivyc
Group Organizer
Virginia Beach, VA
Hi all,
For those who didn't see this article yesterday...
Va. Dems sue governor, AG, claim voter-roll purge[/url]
http://hamptonroads.c...­
"The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, was not listed on the court's electronic docket but a copy was obtained by The Associated Press.
"The Democratic Party of Virginia accuses election officials, including Cuccinelli in his role as Attorney General, of pressing forward with a plan to potentially purge 57,000 registered voters because an interstate database shows them registered in multiple states. But Democrats say the list is filled with errors and thousands could be wrongly disenfranchised.
"The lawsuit claims that the interstate database has been created by Republicans who purport to be preventing fraud, but in reality are seeking to suppress vote totals in communities that traditionally vote Democratic.
"Cuccinelli is running against Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor in a race that is drawing national attention.
"The lawsuit says state officials have told county registrars to use their 'best judgment' in whether to purge voters. That approach, according to the lawsuit, will lead to voters being treated differently in different jurisdictions, violating constitutional guarantees of equal protection. The suit seeks an injunction barring the voter purges."
[More at the link above]
Another article here:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-02/virginia-democrats-sue-over-state-s-voter-registration-purge.html­

While we can't do much about the lawsuit, it's probably a good idea to be sure that you're still registered to vote, and to encourage your friends to do the same.  I'm not sure if it's possible to fix any problems before election day, but I think that errors stand a better chance of being corrected if they're found before the actual day of the election.  You can find some helpful links through Google.com, and also here:
http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#vote.asp­
http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/­
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