New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said on CBS's Face the Nation that "we have a democracy problem in this country." The liberal mayor blamed Republicans for the problem:
"We have democracy problem in this country," said de Blasio. "We have declining voter turn out. Secretary Clinton put forward a notion that we need a national strategy to energize voting again, to get people involved, obviously to address the many efforts that have been made by Republicans to repress voter involvement."
De Blasio ran Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign in New York. He has declined to endorse Clinton in her 2016 presidential bid.
As President Obama and his family continue their tour of Africa, the White House put out a Fact Sheet entitled "U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa." One of the first items highlighted by the White House is a $53 million program in Kenya that helps young people "obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration."
Here's a photo of an election judge checking in voters in Barack Obama's Chicago ward--wearing an Obama baseball cap:
"This photo, taken by a voter this morning at the Ward 4, Precinct 37 polling place (1212 South Plymouth Court, Chicago), shows an election judge checking in voters while wearing an Obama hat," a source writes. "Chicago's 4th ward is home to President Barack Obama."
Here's an indication of just how impressive and broad-based Scott Walker's 7-point win was last night: If the Democratic strongholds of Dane County and Milwaukee County had 100 percent turnout of registered voters, and every other county remained the same, Walker still would have won the state by more than 100,000 votes.
The Boston Herald reports that "A mystery man trying to vote in the New Hampshire primary using a dead man’s name got caught by an eagle-eyed voting supervisor in Manchester, then disappeared before police could corral him."