Last week, I started my Election season travels with a trip to Ohio! After getting to Columbus late Wednesday night, my first full day in Ohio got off to a great start with a radio interview on Ohio public radio on the challenges voters will face during this election because of all the attempts by Ohio politicians to manipulate election laws for their own gain.
On Wednesday, September 12, LWVUS President Elisabeth Macnamra testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing entitled "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act."
It’s a fact – we are truly in the breakneck pace of the election cycle. Governor Mitt Romney has selected his running mate; President Obama and Governor Romney have accepted their party’s nomination at the national conventions; and the first debate is less than a month away. In a time when politicians always seem to be campaigning, the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to burn a little brighter.
The veracity of elections results are continually questioned because of faulty systems. The League advocates for improved systems and machines, provisional balloting and other safeguards and improvements in voter registration systems, poll worker training and administration.