[quote="62Joy, post:6, topic:289076"]
I believe it is because of the discord between the parties. It has become so bad that it is difficult to take either side seriously.
I have been out registering voters - and it is amazing how many are not registered or have never voted. Also young people are not aware that they can register to vote now if they will be 18 years old before the November elections. I have watched our local newspaper and news and have seen nothing about voter registration even mentioned. Why? I called and suggested they run a story on this but with no result.
It seems obvious to me that the GOP right now is doing their best to make it more difficult to register and vote in some states. We may say what they are doing is not a big deal -but in a time when people are already confused about registration and voting,..it just adds another layer of confusion. In our State they did redistricting which also adds to the confusion. We will work to continue to get people registered and inform them of their rights. I feel both parties should be working to be sure that every single voter is part of the process. Unfortunately, I have seen no effort on the part of the GOP in my state to register anyone. Could it be because the fewer people who vote makes their changes better?
You do know that there is no "right" to vote, don't you. You will not find it enumerated anywhere in the Constitution. As for the GOP making it more difficult to vote, that is a Dem cliche. What they are trying to do is to make sure every voter who votes has a right to do so. And stats tell us that in those states where voter ID is required, the number of voters has increased.