Changing the rules to vote restricts our American rights
September 6, 2012
The Cavalier Daily reports, "[R]ules that delay the counting of provisional ballots until days after Election Day could create problems for campaigns and election officials in the commonwealth, which is shaping up to be a battleground state... The verification process would be most burdensome to lower-income voters, who are less likely to have identification and are less able to take time off work to submit the appropriate documents after Election Day, said Valerie L'Herrou, chair of the Albemarle Country Democratic Party."
Progressive Point: The right to vote and choose our leaders is a fundamental part of what it means to be an American. But conservatives across the country are rigging the system to keep millions of Americans from voting against them by keeping many of us from voting at all.
These politicians are changing the rules in ways that make it harder for students, seniors, and people of color to cast a ballot that counts or even register to vote at all. Voting is a fundamental right no matter what type of ID you have in your wallet. Politicians changing the rules to make it harder for us to vote is contrary to the American principle that we're all created equal and restricts our rights to participate in our democracy.
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