How State Legislatures Could Affect the 2012 Elections

Publication: Politico

Author: Molly Ball


06/05/2011 - The push to rig the 2012 presidential election is under way.

There’s nothing illegal about it: Across the country, state legislatures are embroiled in partisan battles over election-law changes that, by design or effect, could play a significant role in determining the outcome of the presidency.

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“Something we see over and over again in these debates is that where one side sees partisanship, the other side sees good policy,” said Doug Chapin, director of election initiatives for the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States. “Whoever said, ‘Where you stand depends on where you sit,’ that rings very true in the world of elections.”

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