Republican voter ID laws and restrictions on early voting have largely been defeated by the courts for 2012, so some Republican and tea party groups are taking matters into their own hands:
In New Mexico, Republicans are teaching "poll challenger" courses where they instruct poll watchers to ask voters for photo ID, even though doing so is illegal in New Mexico.
In Ohio, a tea party group is challenging the voter registrations of 730,000 Ohioans, and is training hundreds of volunteers to work as poll challengers in minority neighborhoods on Election Day.
Strong voter education and turnout programs are the best defense against voter suppression tactics, and we can ramp up the get out the vote programs in both of these states by supporting their local Democratic nominees for U.S. Senate: Rep. Martin Heinrich in New Mexico and Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio.
Both Heinrich and Brown are progressive, Daily Kos-endorsed Democrats. Also, as the two largest Democratic campaigns operating exclusively in New Mexico and Ohio, supporting their campaigns is the best way to make sure your donation goes toward fighting back against these Republican dirty tricks.
Campaign Director, Daily Kos