Ellison proposes same-day voter registration bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., introduced legislation today that would allow same day registration for all federal elections.

“Minnesota routinely leads the nation in voter turnout – usually over 70%,” Ellison said in a statement. “We do so because in Minnesota our right to vote is a sacred right and a moral obligation.  In Minnesota we do everything that encourages, fosters and facilitates everyone’s ability to exercise that right.  Enacting a National Election Day Registration law would do for the nation what same day registration has done for our State – give a voice to all who want to vote.”

Cosponsors of the bill include Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota Democratic Reps. Tim Walz and Jim Oberstar.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jeff Kline on 10/29/2009 - 12:50 pm.

    This is it!!! This is how you “back door” groups like ACORN to come in an basically take over and steer an election. I hope this gets challenged as unable to validate the applicants in sufficient time. If they pass it, then MN will always go where ever ACORN wants it to go despite what the voters want.

  2. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 10/30/2009 - 06:25 pm.

    Mr. Kline: Acorn has never stolen or steered an election. It helped poor people register to vote, using employees nationwide who were paid by the piece. A few employees made phony registration cards to increase their takehome pay. Acorn recognized the phoniness, fired the employees and reported them to the cops and to election officials. By law, they had to turn in all the forms, so they did, but pointed out that they were no good.

    You have been suckered into a right-wing propaganda machine that comes up with this and other untrue or half-true information about Acorn.

    (On the other hand, with the help of two secretaries of state were able to steal the 2000 election in Florida and the 2004 one in Ohio by purging voter rolls of bonafide voters, telling colored people they were to vote on a different day, by doctoring voting machines to register inside a candidate different from the one a voter thought s/he was choosing, ET CETERA.)

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