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Spin Control: Oregon’s new voter law misses the mark

OLYMPIA – The state of Oregon has some good-government types agog and aglow over its new law on voter registration. Perhaps that’s because the good-govs have had little to celebrate on the voter registration front recently, what with conservatives passing tougher identification laws and the Voting Rights Act being fed to a Bass-O-Matic by the Supreme Court. So they jumped on Oregon’s law that automatically signs a person up to vote unless he or she actively opts out, as a great step forward.