Matthew Yglesias sez:
Meanwhile, if you want to reduce the number of bad forms submitted, you have basically three options:
1. Make voter registration much easier and more automatic so as to reduce the need for registration drives.
2. Let registration organizers toss out forms.
3. Stop all registration drives by conflating good faith errors with systematic, criminal fraud.
Conservatives like option (3) because they don’t like it when large numbers of people vote.
Some might take this as an attack on American conservatives. Which is fair – but I would ask those to explain why, when John McCain was presented with the opportunity to simplify voter registration and increase the number of active voters, he voted against it.