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Kansas voting laws get more media attention

A New York Times editorial this past weekend noted how Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement has resulted in thousands of voter registrations being placed “in suspense.” During a three-week period in February, about two-thirds of the more than 22,000 registrations were placed in suspense. “This electoral limbo amounts to crude voter suppression,” the editorial argued. It also noted that most of the suspended registrations were from young adults ages 18 to 29 – “a situation that should appall any American politician hoping for a fresh generation engaged in democracy.” – Phillip Brownlee