Obama: Long voting lines are 'betraying our ideals'
By Alexandra Jaffe - 02/13/13 04:02 AM EST
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will be led by staffers from Obama's and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaigns. It will address the myriad troubles that plagued voters in last year's election, when thousands of Americans faced long lines on Election Day. Voting rights advocates say the long lines drove some voters away.
The commission will be led by former Obama campaign general counsel Bob Bauer and Romney campaign national counsel Ben Ginsberg.
In his State of the Union address, Obama called the right to vote "our most fundamental right as citizens" and said this aim is to "improve the voting experience in America."
Read more on The Hill's Ballot Box blog.
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