Voting rights groups have appealed last week’s ruling that required the Election Assistance Commission to require proof of citizenship on Federal voter registration forms. Republican legislatures in several swing states have passed legislation limiting in-person early voting, including a bill signed this week by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Florida has halted a controversial voter purge. The Missouri Senate passed legislation that would phase out direct recording electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballot voting systems. A federal judge ruled that North Carolina legislative leaders will have to turn over some of their correspondence and email messages to voters and organizations challenging the State’s sweeping 2013 election changes. After a Taliban attack earlier this week that led to the resignation of the entire Afghan election commission, the commission’s headquarters was attacked this weekend. In an overwhelming vote, the United Nations General Assembly has declared last Sunday’s Crimean succession vote invalid.