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"Voting Reform Prominent in Two Executive Addresses"

The early days of 2016 ushered in addresses on the State of the Union and State of the State where our respective chief executives called for election law reforms. As each underscored the importance of expanding the franchise, President Barack Obama and Governor Andrew Cuomo referred to markedly different legislative environments. The president lamented the efforts across the country to roll back voting rights, as well as partisan rancor and division stymieing congressional action.  Gov. Cuomo, on the other hand, lauded the state Legislature for its leadership and ability to come together.
 

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