Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We Need the 28th Amendment for the Right-to-Vote

The Constitution contains No Affirmative Right to Vote. It Speaks of Voting Rights mostly in the Negative.

Only Amendments make it Illegal to Bar someone from Voting on the Basis of Age, Gender, or Race.

It does Guarantee Equal Protection of the Laws in the 14th Amendment, and Equal Protection Lawsuits have become the Primary Method by which those seeking to Protect Voting Rights get Federal Court Relief.

A Decentralized, Federalist Approach to Voting Rights has led to a Self-Perpetuating System of Voting Inequality, where in some places you may be Disenfranchised even if you do Everything Right.

All States need to Expand Opportunities for Online Voter Registration in time for November. We need to take certain Steps to assure that millions of Voters already at Risk of Not Voting, or Not having their Vote Counted, are Not Disenfranchised through Suppression, Incompetence, and Lack of Resources.

CLICK HERE for Richard L. Hasen, American Legal Scholar and Expert in Legislation, Election Law and Campaign Finance. He is currently Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law in Irvine, California, United States, and the Author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust and the Threat to American Democracy. This is his Article in the New York Times Opinion Section.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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