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January 31, 2013

Lewis-backed bill would automatically register most to vote

WASHINGTON — 

Democrats who spent the 2012 election cycle on defense against voting restrictions are now urging near-universal voter registration.

Atlanta U.S. Rep. John Lewis and several colleagues are pushing a bill that would automatically register people to vote whose names are on existing records held by departments of motor vehicles, public assistance programs and other databases, unless people opt out of being registered. It also would require states to allow registration up to Election Day.

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