Month: February 2021

LaBoyteaux–The Foundation of Our Democracy

All political parties, certainly the two major ones, should support more people voting and making it easier to vote where possible.  Voting is the foundation of our democracy.  Over 150 million people voted in the 2020 election, the largest number in the country’s history and far beyond any other recent election.  It was a fair and honest election.  There has been no evidence of any widespread fraud.

Never the less, 253 new laws are in motion by Republican majority state legislatures across the country that would restrict and make voting more difficult.  It seems a majority of Republican voters believe Donald Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen.

I don’t know if the U.S. Congress can establish minimum voting rights through a renewed Voting Rights Act.  I would certainly like to see gerrymandering corrected through independent non-partisan commissions.  I would like to see an end to dark money in elections and possibly a limit on the size of individual contributions.

I keep coming back to the fact that Colorado has used 100% mail in voting for the last seven years and cases of illegal voting have been in the single digits.  It seems to me there is a model there that all States should consider.

 

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