Skip to comments.U.S. Democrats launch push to expand voting access ('BeelzaBubba' to fight voter ID restrictions)
Posted on 02/27/2014 6:42:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the help of former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party launched a national drive on Thursday to expand voting opportunities and fight back against what it calls restrictive voting laws.
The program will establish permanent procedures and staff in each state to help register and educate voters, and work with local officials to expand access to the polls in the November elections and beyond.
Voting laws have been the subject of partisan fights since 2011, when a wave of Republican-sponsored state laws began to impose stricter identification requirements on voters or restrict access, including by cutting back on early voting sites and hours.
Republican supporters say the laws, many of which have been blocked by the courts, are needed to prevent fraud. Democrats say they are designed to limit the ballots of minorities and low-income voters who tend to support Democrats.
"Today, there is no greater assault on our core values than the rampant efforts to restrict the right to vote," Clinton said in a video released by the party.
"It's not enough anymore just to be against these new voting restrictions," he said. "To form that more perfect union, we have to expand rights, not take them away."
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Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with the crowd as he joins U.S. Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (not pictured) for a campaign event in Louisville, Kentucky February 25, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/John Sommers II
but ya can't take the snake oil salesman out of ol' bubba.
Former President Bill Clinton campaigned in Kentucky for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is opposing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 midterm elections. (Feb. 25)
We all know what Core Values mean to Clinton.
I don’t expect there to be an honest election the rest of my life, however long that may be.
I don’t think 2012 was.
They just aren’t satisfied limiting voting to only those legally eligible to vote.
cite the law and then provide factually documented examples. No one ever challenges this democrat fraudulent BS. Biden: voter ID is based on hate!! The man is certifiable and needs to be locked up, end of story.
Does that include the military?
They know the only way they can win is by cheating, either through stealing votes or making corrupt legislation.
I’ve always loved that nickname - Beelzabubba. Describes him perfectly. I don’t know why spell check doesn’t recognize it, though.
some names just stick..
Reagan was The Teflon President,
Bubba was The Velcro Kid.
HOLD IT, freaking hold it! Here’s the deal: you think overly restrictive voting is a big problem? Tell ya what I’m gonna do: if you can find 10 people for whom voting is irrationally difficult or onerous, and I will personally escort each one of them through the process. (((crickets)))