Hill Democrats, including presidential contenders and Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd and House caucus chair Jim Clyburn, will hold a press conference today to blast the voter ID bill as a potential barrier to minority voting. Republicans have pushed the bill as a border security measure.
Three Senate Democrats, the New York Times says, introduced legislation yesterday that would reimburse states for printing paper ballots in case there are problems with electronic voting machines. "The proposal is a response to grass-roots pressures and growing concern by local and state officials about touch-screen machines. An estimated 40 percent of voters will use those machines in the election."
MySpace.com is launching a voter-registration drive targeting young people.