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Hans von Spakovsky: Right choice for FEC Commissioner?

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Hans von Spakovsky, only recognizable to a small percentage of Americans, has over the past two decades had a tremendous impact on our right to vote.

Currently, von Spakovsky is serving on the Federal Elections Commission. He was appointed by Bush as a recess appointment in late 2005 over the objections of Congressional officials and voting rights groups alike.

Analysis of Caged Data

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In contrast, in precinct 14G with a white population of 84.2%, there was 1 address caged from a population of 1874 registered voters, yielding a caging rate of 0.53 addresses per 1000 people over 18. Thus, the caging rate in "majority black" precinct, 07R, was 73 times greater than the "High White" precinct, 14G.

Voter Suppression - Part I

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Voter suppression in America may have affected our last three Congressional and last two Presidential elections. The efforts uncovered so far have been aimed at suppressing minority votes or those who traditionally vote for Democratic political candidates. Have there been more? We don't know.