State, voting rights groups clash over election law

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Voting rights advocates went to court Tuesday where they tangled with the state over a new election law that makes it illegal for someone to knowingly give the appearance of holding themselves out as an election official.

The state defended the law, saying that efforts to register voters are not threatened with prosecution because organizers would need to show intent if they falsely represented themselves as an election official.

Voting rights advocates say the threat of criminal prosecution is real, pointing to a public SSJ

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