Clinton Says She Supports Universal Voter Registration

Hillary Clinton wants all Americans to be automatically registered to vote upon turning 18 unless they take active steps not to register, the Democratic presidential candidate says in speech in Houston.

  • Calls for modernization of voter registration system aimed at making it easier for Americans to sign up and stay on rolls as they move or make other life changes
  • Proposals are challenge to Republicans who have pushed to tighten voting laws
  • NOTE: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- all announced or potential Republican presidential candidates -- each signed into law tighter election laws
  • Wis., Ohio laws are being challenged in court by Clinton campaign’s general counsel Marc Elias

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