Oregon Registers Thousands Under New ‘Motor Voter’ Law

PORTLAND -- Roughly 68,500 Oregonians have been automatically registered to vote under the state's new "motor voter" law, according to the Associated Press. That's an average 13,700 new voters a month through May, a big jump from the 2,000 per month Oregon typically saw before the automatic voter registration system kicked in Jan. 1. The program automatically registers people to vote when they apply for or renew a driver's license or state ID card, and on Friday state elections officials began rolling out its second and final phase. Phase two involves mailing registration paperwork to another 145,000 residents who interacted with the motor vehicle department in the two years before motor voter went into effect.

By |2016-06-21T16:43:30+00:00June 21st, 2016|

Four Connecticut Republicans Oppose Automatic Voter Registration

HARTFORD -- An agreement between Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Michael Byzdra to develop an automatic voter registration system is an unnecessary and expensive proposition. That was the message from four Republican lawmakers who held a press conference in late May at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to criticize the decision. In response to the U.S. Department of Justice's threat to sue Connecticut for not complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Merrill and Byzdra inked an agreement to come up with an automatic voter registration system for drivers to use at the DMV when they renew their license. Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, said the current paper process has no new implementation costs. It involves making sure drivers are given voter registration cards by an employee at the counter and that those cards are mailed to their respective towns. The memorandum of understanding between Merrill and Byzdra sets forth a two-year process for coming up with an automated way for drivers to register to vote at the DMV.

By |2016-06-14T14:29:24+00:00June 14th, 2016|

Adams: Colorado Dems Remaking Election Process

J. Christian Adams warns that, "Something is happening in Colorado, and you better pay attention. Colorado Democrats, with the active help of some Republican county election clerks interested in shirking work, have devised a revolutionary plan to remake future Colorado elections. "The plan is simple - ballots are automatically mailed out to every single person on the voter rolls. Ballots are even mailed to people listed as "inactive" voters at their last known address. Ballots are then voted and returned by mail. No more polling places. No more voters actually demonstrating an interest in participating in an election."

By |2020-05-06T15:28:40+00:00May 2nd, 2013|

The Left’s War on Vote Fraud Reform

Pretty soon, the right to cast a meaningful vote might be just a memory. The issue at hand is ensuring that American citizens can exercise the most fundamental civil right of being an American.

By |2020-05-06T15:29:05+00:00January 16th, 2012|

Voter ID Terrifies Democrats

The most consequential election in our lifetime is still 10 months away, but it's clear from the Obama administration's order halting South Carolina's new photo ID law that the Democrats already have brought a gun to a knife fight. How else to describe this naked assault on the right of a state to create minimal requirements to curb vote fraud?

By |2020-05-06T15:29:05+00:00December 30th, 2011|

Playing the Race Card before Election Day

Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including government checks. If this simple requirement "suppresses" the vote, maybe we need to ask why it's such a great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing. Of course, even this latter requirement would suppress the vote in Chicago and New Orleans, where dead people get to vote all the time - and do so cheerfully.

By |2020-05-06T15:29:05+00:00December 16th, 2011|


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