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Tennessee wants to make it harder to hold voter registration drives

(CNN)Tennessee has one of the lowest voter registration rates in the country, according to Pew's Election Performance Index. Soon, it could get a lot harder to help people there register to vote. Tennessee has a registration rate of 78.52%. While that would be a passing grade at school, it puts Tennessee at 45th among the 50 states for its voter registration rate.A bill currently making its way through the Tennessee legislature would impose new restrictions on groups that hold voter registration drives and subject them to potential jail time and massive fines. Under one of the provisions, individuals or organizations that submit 100 to 500 "deficient" voter registration applications, meaning forms that are incomplete or contain incorrect i ...