In light of Trumps Voter Fraud commissions privacy
violations a National Voter Rights Law that includes each state is needed now. How
does your state regulate your voting? Do
you need a state ID? Must your signature match? Can the homeless vote? What are
your requirements to vote early or absentee?
Each state in America has different voting requirements.
Burden of Proof
There are 33 states that have enacted new Voter Rights laws requiring
photo ID. According to the ACLU
it burdens the homeless, minority, elderly and people with disabilities. Heartbreaking but true, 11% of homeless are
US veterans. The same people that fought
for our freedom cannot use their own rights.
The Great Generation or elderly, made America what it is today. We must allow them to vote. The Constitutional “majority rules with
minority rights” is a burden in itself.
Why stop the small number of minority voters (turnout is abysmal for ethnic
minorities)? Burden is what we vote
As voter laws change, the chain of salaries, government
advertising, free IDs, retraining of poll judges and watchers, and costs of reformatting
electronic and paper legislative books skyrockets. A study
from 2011 found Indiana spent more than $10 million, North Carolina over $25
million and $17 million in Missouri for voter rights law changes. Six years
later, the Trump Voter Fraud Commission could cost each state at least $2
million. Texas is proposing legislation
to require all costs be forced back to Trumps campaign. How much more are you willing to pay to vote?
One Database, One Vote
The costs of updating databases of voters is a strain on
states resources. As states continue to
climb out of the recession, yes unemployment is still higher than the national
average in over 10 states, they must find new avenues for saving. A national database of voters with
information directly sent from the state hosted voter registration options
would allow states to monetarily focus on training poll judges, watchers and
citizens. Proper long-term training would
prepare poll employees for non-ID voters.
Increased hiring of poll employees would eliminate long lines that have
become a substantial burden in a 21st Century Democracy. What’s more
important to you-quick, hassle free voting or millions down the vote hole?
We Are All Created Equal
If We The People are all created equal, than why are our
laws lopsided? A national law that
included the same requirements by each state is Constitutional. We must have equality for each voter, whether
from Nevada or Vermont. Equality allows
a socially conscious movement across the states encouraging voters. According
Research, voter registration is lower in America than in most developed
countries. One aspect is that registration
is an individuals responsibility. If all
voters across the US were registered automatically when they turn 18 under a
National Voters Rights Law, voter turnout would increase. An increase in the ability and use of
Democratic rights, invigorates national pride and commitment to Americas core
values. Would you vote if you were automatically
National Voter Stability
Indifference and low voter turnout is caused by last minute
voting rights law changes, confusing and discouraging voters. One day a voter is confident of their rights,
the next day their rights have changed.
A national law that required any and all changes to be submitted within
1 year of passage of the law would not create voter scare. Confidence is key
for voters. A national 45-day window for early registration would allow voters
to use their rights conveniently. It
wouldn’t allow the instability of their schedules to affect their democratic
participation. Have you ever missed
voting due to inconvenience or confusion?
One Law to Rule Them All
A National Voter Rights Law would enable our democracy to
flourish. Currently, only 55% of voters
participated in the last presidential election-that’s only of registered voters
not eligible voters. That number should
tell lawmakers that something is not right in the voters mind. We the people must take our Constitutional
rights more seriously. Low voter turnout
encourages and sustains lifelong incumbency, expanded bureaucracy and weakens
our rights. One vote can change our political
world. It has many times.
How would you propose a National Voter Rights Law?