Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.
Political junkies among us can allow ourselves a brief moment to gloat at the court jesters whose contempt for our collective intelligence as the presidential campaign came to an end last night and who broke new ground in the realm of Chutzpah even as the votes were being counted.
As polling stations are gradually closing, before the results start coming in, we need to take a last look at this campaign and reflect on what I perceive to be a vibrant election and a deplorable electoral process.
Voters across Pennsylvania are being robbed of their right to vote by confused bureaucrats who themselves have been ill-trained and misled by elected Republican officials ranging from the governor on down to small-time elected judges.
I hope we can all be united in common admiration for the right we took advantage of on November 6. Because we tend to have such easy access to the vote in the United States, it can seem like less of a privilege than it does in places where blood is spilled and governments toppled in the fight for it.
Millions of people convicted of felonies will be barred from voting in the upcoming presidential election. This is a mind-boggling number of people who will be disenfranchised. The most alarming aspect is that many of them are eligible to vote but don't know it.
Maybe this "fax and email" election in New Jersey can a testing ground for future voting -- if this works well and security measures can be put in place, maybe this hurricane voting Plan B can become a more convenient, inclusive and accessible voting method for elections to come.
Odds are pretty high that your favorite candidate, Mitt Romney, is going to lose, and the other guy will get re-elected. If I were you, I would start lowering the temperature now or risk getting on the bad side of the winner.
It shouldn't be an arduous endeavor to cast your vote in this country. Why are Republicans so defiant in letting citizens vote? They claim to be the party of values and virtue, which is quite the feigned juxtaposition.
Bring a flashlight, two sandwiches, plenty of water, a fold-out chair and a wide-brimmed hat. Do not attempt this feat if you are elderly, can't stand for long periods of time or have a heart condition. No, you are not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -- you are going to vote in South Florida.
There are two very distinct paths our country will choose from and it is more important than ever to cast a vote in this election.
The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.
We owe it to our voting rights champions of our past, the children we care for today, and our common future to make the tough decisions and vote.
Voter protection advocates around the country have spent the past two years working to uphold the right to vote in this country. These victories would not have been possible without the courage of everyday Americans who stood up for their right to participate in democracy.
Under the most trying conditions he has held the tide against disheartening reactionary opposition. It took character to do that without descending to the level of right-wing ideologues, for whom no tactic is too low.