Dems push for same-day voter registration
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Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down House Intel lawmakers introduce bipartisan election security bill Election Countdown: Takeaways from too-close-to-call Ohio special election | Trump endorsements cement power but come with risks | GOP leader's race now rated as 'toss-up' | Record numbers of women nominated | Latino candidates get prominent role in 2020 MORE (D-Minn.) and Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterMontana GOP Senate hopeful touts Trump's support in new ad Vulnerable Dems side with Warren in battle over consumer bureau The Memo: Trump roars into rally season MORE (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. 

The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election.

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Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. 

Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for voting fraud. 

Klobuchar said the legislation would help "foster" the right to vote. 

“The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy," she said in a statement. "We should be doing everything we can to foster this right." 

Tester added that the legislation could help combat "voter disenfranchisement." 

"States that continue to deny folks access to the polls on Election Day are fueling voter disenfranchisement,” Tester said. “Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy and we should make every effort to increase voter participation and allow more folks to have a say in their representation.”