Voting Rights

ICYMI: Former Republican Governor of Florida Joins in Condemning Voter Suppression Tactics

The list of officials speaking up in opposition to recent attacks on the right to vote across the country continues to grow.  In case you managed to skip over this op-ed, your ever-helpful Democratic Whip Press Shop wanted to make sure you saw former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist condemning the latest attempt to deny access to the ballot box in Florida.  In the op-ed, which ran in the Washington Post, the governor points to a key example of how these policies can go wrong in his own state:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

“Among those caught up in this shameless purging and notified that he was not a U.S. citizen eligible to vote: a 91-year-old World War II veteran, Bill Internicola, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and has proudly exercised his right to vote for many years.”

Gov. Crist summarizes the point well: we should not deny any eligible American the right to vote:

“There are lines that should not be crossed; meddling with voting rights is one of them. It is un-American and it is beneath us.”

Last night on the House Floor, Mr. Hoyer spoke about this article and the attacks on voting rights. Watch the video here.