The real threat to this election
October 19, 2012
Decision Virginia reports, "The Rockingham County Sheriff's office has arrested a Pennsylvania man and charged him with attempting to throw away filled out voter registration forms. Colin Small, 31 year old male from Phoenixville, PA has been charged with 8 felonies and 5 misdemeanors in connection with the controversy. He is employed by Pinpoint, a company that was hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to help with voter registration."
The Progressive Point: Our voting system should be free, fair, and accessible to all. It's important to protect the integrity of our elections but we shouldn't be making it harder for Americans to participate in our democracy.
The real threat to this election is politicians who are trying to manipulate the election, or even break the law, to save their jobs. If you're not going to vote for them, they'd rather you didn't vote at all. But this is America--it should be voters choosing our leaders, not politicians choosing voters. We're the world's leading democracy. We set the example by making sure every eligible American can participate equally in our great democracy.
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