Isn’t it obvious? Republicans don’t want Katrina refugees voting because they know who they are pissed off at right now. I don’t blame them, if I was devoid of ethics I would do the same thing.
[T]he Displaced Citizens Voter Protection Act of 2005 (HR3734) … would allow displaced Katrina evacuees to vote in their home state elections by absentee ballots under the same protections afforded absent military and overseas voters.
To date, 38 Democrats and no Republicans have cosponsored the House bill, and two Democrats (Kerry and Landrieu) cosponsored the Senate version. Republicans are reluctant to sign on.
– Facing South: Absentee voting for Katrina evacuees