I was taught every vote counts growing up, but now I'm starting to wonder. What are your thoughts on voter suppression attempts in swing states by the Republicans?
I don't pay as much attention to state issues, so I'm usually fairly vague on those kinds of details.
Voter suppression is as dirty as personal attacks by campaigns, neither should have place in our politics. Anyone who wants voter ID laws should try to pass laws that will take effect in 2016, but start providing people with IDs right away.
by Friendlyword 6 years ago
I'm not sure is this will work again:One day after I wrote a hub about the illegal attempts by Governor Rick Scott and his Secretary Of State to purge Blacks, Latinos and Elderly voters from Florida voter rolls; a Florida Judge and the United States Attorney General said they were in violation of...
by peanutroaster 5 years ago
Have you personally ever encountered voter suppression efforts?Any election is not as straight forward as the general public might think. Official voter suppression efforts like voter id as well as unofficial efforts like spreading false information, intimidation or even down right dirty...
by Mike Russo 5 years ago
How can we represent ourselves as a democracy when the GOP in Ohio and Florida is exercising voter suppression? Minorities are having to wait in line for 6 hours or more to get to vote. How do you think that looks to the rest of the world? How can we promote democracy in the rest of the world when...
by Holle Abee 5 years ago
Aimed at mostly Republicans:http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics … ty-letters
by Josak 5 years ago
Winston Churchill said "the greatest argument against democracy is a short conversation with the average voter." Should voters be tested on their knowledge of issues before being allowed to vote and be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the facts involved?I am not proposing it...
by Credence2 3 years ago
In an attempt to appeal to her more populist left flank, Candidate Clinton has put forth this initiatitive. My more conservative friends and hubbers have said that we (on the left) are making a "federal case" of the issue and that concern is not warranted, obviously Ms. Clinton sees it...
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