Making it harder for Virginians to vote
July 27, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "A group of civic organizations is asking the State Board of Elections to reject a request from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign to spurn voter registration applications from a Washington-based nonprofit group and review the eligibility of all Virginians who have registered in the past two months."
Progressive Point: If Mitt Romney can't count on your vote, he'd rather you not be able to vote at all. He couldn't have made it any clearer--this weekend marks just 100 days until the election and he wants to challenge the validity of folks who registered to vote in the past two months. We have never solved anything in this country with less democracy, and we won't with this now.
State by state, conservative politicians are putting up new hurdles that make it harder for millions of law-abiding citizens to vote, and now Romney is calling Ken Cuccinelli to help him dissuade communities of color and young women from participating in this election. The right to vote and choose our leaders is at the heart of what it means to be an American. Rejecting lawful attempts to register to vote only keeps eligible Virginia voters participating in our democratic process.
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