Even though the presidential election is over, Democrats across the country, including President Obama, are not forgetting that many American voters had to stand on long lines and wait to cast their votes. Thousands gave up voting and left before casting ballots.
Voting reforms like these should not be stuck in the long lines of partisan bickering, but should be passed to ensure that every eligible citizen who wants to participate in the process may cast a ballot on the next Election Day.
As we prepare for Election Day, tomorrow, the League is worried that voter confusion could still be an issue despite extensive education efforts in the wake of our success against states' attempts to keep eligible voters out of the process.
There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.
Every four years, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign, troubling stories slip from the sleepy offices of a handful of state officials with an underappreciated but vital job: running the election.
In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.
If you live in or near a battleground county, and you care about protecting equality -- regardless of your party preference -- I urge you to help reduce the number of potential voter-suppression victims.
In the world's greatest democracy, the rules cannot be manipulated by politicians at the last minute, everyone must be treated equally and fairly, and no eligible citizen should be denied the right to vote.
What is the antidote to time silencing the voices of nearly 2.7 million voters? Americans should not only vote on November 6, they should also take practical action as friends, family members, and co-workers leading up to and on Election Day to give busy people in their lives time to vote.
As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.
For Romney, Latino voters are a threat as he still trails at 22 percent to Obama's 70 percent in a recent Latino Decisions poll. These measures will harm a lot of Democrat-leaning demographics, however, nowhere will it be felt more acutely than in the Latino community.
One seemingly benign cause ALEC was championing is voter photo ID laws. Voter ID laws on the face of it may be a good way to stop ballot fraud, but there has yet to be a conviction for voter tampering anywhere in the country.
This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.
With all these holes in Pennsylvania's voter ID law, exposing it as illogical and disenfranchising, perhaps one can understand Aichele's "I don't know" evasions. But this law simply cannot stand, and we will take our case straight to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
It is not coincidence that pressure from this all or nothing voter suppression strategy has been felt by folks in battleground states like Florida and Ohio--two states that Romney must win if he has any chance at nabbing the top job.