Organizations form to support campaigns

With the 2012 presidential election fast approaching, Tech’s many political student organizations are working to boost their presence on campus. In particular, the Tech branches of Jackets for Romney and Jackets for Obama are welcoming students who want to support the respective campaigns.

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Students respond to voter ID law controversies

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Georgia is one of 30 states that have enacted voter ID laws requiring individuals to show identification before they can vote. The laws have been challenged recently by opponents who believe the measures could adversely affect members of certain minorities, for example, elderly and low-income groups that may find it difficult to obtain an official ID. The conflict between discouraging ineligible voters and protecting the fundamental rights of citizens has become a heated issue this election season.