Obama Establishes Commission On Voting

Following up on a promise made in his State of the Union speech, President Obama signed an executive order Thursday creating the Presidential Commission of Election Administration to address problems voters faced at the polls last November, according to the Associated Press.

The top lawyer for Obama’s re-election campaign, Bob Bauer, will co-chair the commission with the top lawyer for Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign, Ben Ginsburg.

The commission will have six months after its first meeting to send a report to the president on how to address voting issues, including long lines at the polls, voter registration and voter access.

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