- Mar 4, 2012
- Reaction score
- Republic of Florida
- Political Leaning
No. Sometimes your vote might be None of the above. At least one group I know about and possibly 2 or 3, have religious convictions against voting.
I'm more concerned everyone who WANTS to vote is able to do so without having to scale politically motivated hurdles or other barriers.
1. Eliminate early voting hours re-scheduling that seem to target specific groups for difficulties.
2. Lift the ban on voting rights if someone has been convicted of a crime, unless their US citizenship is also revoked.
3. Figure out how to conveniently fix the new voter ID laws. Interestingly, there were far fewer cases of voter fraud reported prior to these new laws supposedly intended to stop a "widespread problem" the incidents of which you could count on one hand, than the number of people legitimately entitled to vote that were hindered after these laws were enacted. And to make it worse, it back-fired on them with people camping out in parking lots and standing in line till after 11pm to vote after groups feeling targeted turned out in droves. Any fix should include far more severe penalties for anyone caught engaging in voter fraud including those who engage fraudulent voter registration activities, who I understand are under no penalty in most states if they knowingly register illegal registrations, leaving it all to the supervisors of elections to weed out.
I bet those same people manage to stand in line for black friday deals, though. Everyone who WANTs to vote already can do so. In Florida, you can vote 10 days before an election, for 10 hours a day, and you can even mail it in. There is simply no excuse for claiming you werent allowed to vote.