ELECTION REFORM

Our Democracy depends on people trusting that their vote has been counted, and that their ability to vote has not been compromised.


Representative Moulton,

The path forward for the Progressive agenda is going to be difficult, but one way to clear the way long term is for wholesale election reform. Putting aside the differences with how various Progressive Americans would have liked the results of the 2016 elections to have turned out, it is obvious that beyond the noise about foreign influence, the real issue of the impact of the SCOTUS repeal of critical parts of the Voting Rights Act, and the uncertainty surrounding the accuracy of actual vote tabulations, is that the confidence of many Americans in our elections has been weakened. Our Democracy depends on people trusting that their vote has been counted, and that their ability to vote has not been compromised.

The repairs necessary for restoring trust in our election for national office holders should consist of the following attributes. Nationwide standards for candidate ballot access in primary and general elections without any regard to party affiliation. Voter access to voting should not be constrained by a voter’s party affiliation. Any election must retain an auditable paper trail, with standards for recounts based on random spot checks. Last of all, a new Voting Rights Act guaranteeing the ability of every citizen to vote is critically important for making sure all citizens have an opportunity to invest their vote in the candidate they choose.

Please respond with your views on this critical subject and if you are aware of any remedies that Congress will examine. This is just one of a handful of very critical issues our elected official must act on. Our democracy and the survival of the American experiment depend on it.
Thank you,
Brad Sandler

Author: bradfromsalem

I mostly blog about political, economic issues, but often toss in cultural references and other stuff to keep myself from falling asleep while my fingers type away. I classify myself as a Left Wing, Progressive, Bleeding Heart Liberal, Socialist Democrat.

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  1. I called Rep. Moulton’s office today, asking for a status on this letter. The person I spoke to was, as expected, helpful and pleasant. Unfortunately, he was unable to find a record of the office receiving the letter. I gave him a quick synopsis, he took my information down and said he will try to locate it and have Rep. Moulton send me a reply. I thanked him and let him know that I will call again in a week or two if I still do not get a response.

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