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More foreclosures means fewer voters: experts

September 02, 2010 02:15PM

While the home foreclosure crisis has had a heavy influence on the nation’s economic recovery, industry experts have now turned their attention to how it might affect the political arena, according to the New York Times. Because voters must register a home address to vote, analysts are concerned that the growing number of people whose home situations are in limbo may result in a subsequent decline at the polls. Robert Brandon, president of the Fair Elections Legal Network, pointed out that the foreclosure crisis could ultimately disenfranchise many voters, while distracting those who could vote from getting out on election day. “Unfortunately, voting is probably not the number one thing that’s on their mind right now,” Brandon said. [NYT]