Day 69 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.
Hillary wants every US citizen to vote.
A recent study of more than 1 billion ballots cast from 2000 to 2014 found 31 credible instances of voter impersonation. You read that right – 31 out of over 1 billion.
Hillary wants to:
Automatically register voters – 1/3rd of Americans are not registered to vote. Hillary’s plan is that every US citizen would automatically be registered when they turn 18. This would add 50 million voters.
Expand early voting – 14 states have no early voting (including mine). Her proposal would give the electorate 20 days of early voting with extended and weekend hours to ensure they are able to vote without losing work or being unduly challenged.
Restore the Voting Rights Act – The Supreme Court loosened state’s abilities to inhibit voting and we’ve seen the many ways it’s gone awry.
Restore voting rights to Americans who have paid their debts to society and have served their sentences: they should have the right to vote, and Hillary will support legislation to make sure their voting rights are restored.
Give DC statehood – so they have Congressional representation. They serve in the military, pay taxes and serve on juries, yet have no representation in Congress. The District has more residents than Vermont or Wyoming and they pay more in federal taxes than the residents of 22 states.