Hillary Clinton is making voter ID a major issue in her 2016 presidential election. And she's accusing America of falling "short" of her "ideal."
"I went to Texas to talk about my vision for fair voting rights for every American -- sadly, our current reality falls far short of this fundamental ideal," Clinton writes in an email to supporters.
"The right to vote is under attack -- especially the rights of young people, poor people, and people of color. Here in Texas, you can use your concealed weapon permit to vote, but not your student ID."
She even suggests that something nefarious is at foot -- and that there may be a deliberate attempt to restrict people from voting. "This kind of disparity doesn’t happen by accident, and I’m going to do something about it. Let’s send a message that we won’t stand for this brutal undermining of the right to vote: Sign your name right now to support equal voting rights for every American," writes Clinton.
"Our nation has a long history of brave men and women fighting to expand access to the polls -- we can’t let those fights be undone by elected officials acting out of fear and self-interest.
"Making it harder for Americans to vote is just wrong, and counter to the values we share."
Yet despite her righteous indignation, this is not an issue Clinton has made her main cause since jumping on the national stage nearly 25 years ago.
Senator Rand Paul has entered the presidential sweepstakes as a Tea Party favorite and limited-government constitutionalist—i.e., one who believes Congress should not pass legislation unless it has the constitutional authority to do so.
While many critics skewer President Obama’s recent amnesty-granting executive action, D.C.’s municipal lawmakers have their own plans for the next battle on the immigration-citizenship front. Invoking considerations of fairness and justice against “anti-immigrant hysteria,” D.C.
President Barack Obama will use tonight's State of the Union Address to announce a group that will explore ways to improve "the Election Day experience." The Huffington Post, which broke the news, calls the group "a bipartisan presidential voting commission."
The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election.
According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That's a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.
China and the United States both launch leadership transitions this week. Earnest persons, in fear or hope, turn a raindrop of coincidence into a storm of meaning. In fact, November 6 here and November 8 in Beijing, when the Chinese Communist party (CCP) opens its 18th congress, have nothing in common except dual fascination to a jumpy world.
MSNBC host Al Sharpton held a rally today, reenacting the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. "[I]nstead of protesting Jim Crow segregation and police brutality, he's opposing voter ID laws, right-to-work laws, and the Alabama illegal immigration bill," the Washington Examiner reported.