It needs to happen, and luckily the president himself stated so. Hope people read as this should be a huge issue, sweep away Election Fraud, by an Amendment it would seem unpatriotic to oppose.
People don't seem to completely (some) grasp VetWife's diary. This isn't about Florida in specific, but about something that should be a priority.
Most laws (IIRC) re voting are state. The Fed just says you have to let women, etc vote. There is no "right" to vote anywhere.
Woman’s suffrage- Doesn’t say who can vote just says if vote is conferred it cannot be abridged on account of sex.
26th amendment, right of citizens of US who are 18th or older to vote, shall not be denied on account of age.
But, there is a gap in a "right" and the State's leeway. We are here 12 years after 2000 looking at worse lines (because 2000 made it a "tactic" in R's estimation).
There should be. . . and now is the time . . . how can you be against a right to vote in the constitution regardless of party, if you are, then are R's really "protecting" voting integrity if it says required to reasonable access (ie long lines not acceptable), reasonable actions of state to accomodate long lines (ie bs in FL, elsewhere), you may not even need to get into ID's (otherwise that is their cue to find something).
As the lines are fresh in people's mind's. Obama off the cuff stated "we need to fix".
I would say that should be brought up early and now (only helps us). Short, and then makes a lot of laws that will or are in affect unconstutional.
Something like this but I'd include "Reasonable access" as locking doors, 10 hr lines, etc. would be illegal.
SECTION 1. All citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, shall have the right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides. The right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, any State, or any other public or private person or entity, except that the United States or any State may establish regulations narrowly tailored to produce efficient and honest elections.You present it as a fundamental challenge to democracy while fresh in the minds of people. I don't care who you are, I know a Republican, voted for Romney and was pissed he got hassled. Fair on both sides, and has been needed for decades.
SECTION 2. Each State shall administer public elections in the State in accordance with election performance standards established by the Congress. The Congress shall reconsider such election performance standards at least once every four years to determine if higher standards should be established to reflect improvements in methods and practices regarding the administration of elections.
SECTION 3. Each State shall provide any eligible voter the opportunity to register and vote on the day of any public election.
SECTION 4. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
That is a slam dunk PR wise, politically, etc. Wait too long and people forget (see forgetting 800k jobs lost/month).