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Federal judge rejects Minn. lawsuit challenging election-day registration

Federal Judge Donovan Frank dismissed a lawsuit seeking to end same-day voter registration in Minnesota. Two conservative groups and seven individuals argue ineligible voters cast ballots in 2008 and 2010.
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Federal Judge Donovan Frank dismissed a lawsuit seeking to end same-day voter registration in Minnesota. Two conservative groups and seven individuals argue ineligible voters cast ballots in 2008 and 2010.

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