New voting laws might make it difficult for college students to vote in 2012

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We all know Republicans are currently waging an assault on reproductive and gay rights, but what's the next battleground issue, you ask? The voting rights of college students, apparently. In an attempt to keep those pesky liberal idealists away from the polls, many states, especially those in the South and Midwest, are considering adding additional ID requirements that are often difficult for students to fulfill, just in time for the 2012 presidential election.

 A handy new info-graphic, courtesy Mother Jones, maps out the possible changes in law.  Look and sigh at the ever-expanding swath of red below. And then go out and try to do something to stop it.