Von Spakovsky claims that he wants to protect our "vibrant democracy" by making it "easy to vote and hard to cheat." But what he really seems to want is to make it harder to vote and not much harder to cheat.
Heroes in our movements for equality have fought for and have stressed the importance of civic engagement, and as the future of this country, it is our civic duty to uphold those values and encourage people to vote.
The New Georgia Project, the NAACP and other organizations began this election year with a simple goal: expand the voices of our democracy by reaching out to those who too often go unheard. To our dismay, thousands of our registrants had not become voters months after they successfully submitted applications.
There is still suspense over what will happen on Election Day, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance. But regardless of who wins, we already know the 2014 election belongs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election.
Admit it, all you really want is the sticker. Yea, yea, yea, it's nice to do our civic duty and all, but nothing beats the feeling you get when at the end of the process, you're handed the "I VOTED TODAY!" sticker.
Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president?
Remember when politicians wanted more than anything to do what was right for the good of all people beyond their own personal power agendas, and Supreme Court justices were able to think fairly beyond partisan biases? Hmmm ... yeah, right, neither do I.
What's the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. It looks like Kansas may be shifting course again.
Elections often highlight shifts in society. In America, the upcoming midterm election is no exception. The half-truths that today constitute our political discourse are likely to produce a set of results that will bring us to the edge of darkness. Fear has trumped science and ignorance has obliterated reason.
No, not all uninformed voters are lacking intelligence. Not all of their jaws are slackened. Mostly, you are folks who have watched too much Fox News, which, when it comes down to it, is any amount of Fox News.
They don't want you voting. So vote!!!
While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.
By enshrining the right to vote in our constitution, Congress would be empowered to enact minimum electoral standards to guarantee a higher degree of legitimacy, inclusivity, and consistency across the nation.
Even if you believe that your single vote does not matter, and this happens for various reasons, you still are obliged to cast a vote on very important grounds.
If Coffman truly believes that Spanish-language ballots should be provided to those voters who need them, he'd support the requirement to do so in the Voting Rights Act, despite the cost.