October 22 - Election Preview
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to vacate a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing NORTH DAKOTA to enforce a requirement that voters provide a street address before casting a ballot on Election Day. Some American Indian tribes had challenged the voter ID requirement on the grounds that street addresses don’t always exist on reservations. (KOB4 [ALBUQUERQUE])
CALIFORNIA’s Department of Motor Vehicles said last week that it had identified an additional 1,500 people mistakenly registered to vote between late April and late September. The agency reported last month that 23,000 people had inadvertently been registered to vote under the state’s new automated “motor voter” system, which went into effect in April. (LOS ANGELES TIMES)
NEW JERSEY has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior challenging its decision to exempt only FLORIDA from its plan to open up waters off the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Florida would be exempted because of its heavy dependence on tourism. (PHILLY.COM)
-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK