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NEW YORK -- Today, Miles Rapoport, former Secretary of the State of Connecticut and current president of Demos, a national voting rights and election reform research and advocacy organization, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz ruled that the legislature should decide whether voters can register and vote on Election Day.
"This ruling is an unfortunate defeat for Connecticut's voters. While legislation that would make Election Day Registration available to all state residents successfully passed Connecticut's legislature in 2003, then-Governor John G. Rowland vetoed the measure. This year, the legislature …