Friday, June 5, 2015
Hillary Wants Automatic Voter Regisration
While giving a speech on voting rights, Hillary Clinton called for "automatic voter registration" because Republicans are seeking to suppress the vote of anti-GOP groups.
“What is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston.
In order to combat this "suppression," every American should simply be registered to vote as soon as they reach the voting age.
“Every citizen in every state in the union should be automatically registered when they turn 18, unless they actively choose to opt out,” Clinton said.
Hillary referenced efforts by Republicans to institute voter ID laws as ways to discourage voters to turnout at the polls.
How about if you don't care enough to register to vote, you probably shouldn't be voting?
Republicans who support voter ID say they want a system to prevent voting fraud. "Among the Republicans whom Clinton singled out: current or prospective presidential candidates Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, all of whom are or were state governors."
Blog Author's Comments - Will Hillary Clinton tell us what the Democrats have actually done to improve the lives of the poor and many blacks? The Democrats want a voting base they can count on. And what is the problem with a voter identification card for everyone? How does a voter ID suppress the vote of the blacks?
With an automatic voter registration the voter fraud will continue. I say either one has a voter ID card or if not they are not allowed to vote. I believe 'automatic voter registration' is a very bad idea but, of course, it will benefit the Democrats. The ironic thing is everyone who attended her speech had to show a picture ID before entering. Somehow the media doesn't feel that this is contradictory.