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Doug Chapin weighs in on the battle for voting regulations.

It's the "battle before the battle," as both parties fight for what they think are the most advantageous and fairest rules, said Doug Chapin, director of an elections-administration program at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. "We're at a level of activity that I don't think I've ever seen," Mr. Chapin said in a phone interview. "You've got the combination of a fiercely divided nation, uncertainty about what the rules are and a belief that every single vote counts."

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
August 29, 2011

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