Voter Expression, Not Suppression, in CA

What a nice thing to read in San Francisco’s Chronicle, and to feel good about the work done to elect Debra Bowen as Secretary of State, four years ago.

On Line Voter registration!  Really!  Here

[All you have to remember, to tell your unregistered friends, is  From there it’s a pretty obvious set of clicks to get to the real-deal.]

Unlike Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Virginia,Wisconsin,  Minnesota and Kansas and six more states, mostly with Republican governors and legislatures, California is trying to make it easy for people to register, or re-register. What an idea!

It doesn’t work for everyone.  If the potential voter is new to the state and doesn’t have a CA driver’s licence with a signature on file at the DMV then the local library or fire station will still have to do.  But jeez, compared to the schemes in other states, trying to frustrate voters to death, this is way good!

For more on voter suppression try Timothy Noah in The New Republic.

…in June, Mike Turzai, Republican majority leader of the Pennsylvania House, blew his party’s cover by blurting out: “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor [Mitt] Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania? Done.”


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