December 16, 2012
Holder calls for automatic voter registration
Reuters - In a speech in Boston, Holder became the highest-ranking official to call for voting changes since President Barack Obama expressed exasperation with the hours-long lines during his re-election victory speech last night.
"Modern technology provides ways to address many of the problems that impede the efficient administration of elections," Holder said.
The United States has a patchwork election system, relying on local officials in 50 states and the District of Columbia to process the paperwork needed to register - without the use of a national ID card that some other democracies use.