TN Sec Of State Pushes Bill Exposing Voter Registration Groups To Criminal Penalties

Talking Points Memo

Tennessee’s Republican secretary of state is backing legislation that would expose a voter registration group to severe financial and even criminal penalties for submitting too many inaccurate or incomplete voter registration forms. “By penalizing civic participation groups for unintentional inaccuracies in their constituents’ completion of registration forms, the Bill tramples on cherished First Amendment rights and would undeniably result in less voter registration activity in Tennessee,” the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) wrote in a Tuesday letter urging lawmakers to vote against the legislation.

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