Statements about Elections
"I was banned from talking about" Bill Ayers during the 2008 presidential campaign.
"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.
The Hispanic population in Gwinnett and Henry counties has increased by 153 percent and 339 percent, respectively, since 2000 while Republican presidential candidates are getting a smaller percentage of the vote in those counties.
"I’m the only candidate for governor who’s rolled out any policies so far."
"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."
Says he can be on the ballot for Congress while serving time in jail.
"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."
Says Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's stated intent when proposing that city contractors disclose private political donations was to "discourage contributions to organizations with which he disagrees."
Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."
On restoring voting rights to non-violent felons.
"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."
"Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 1986 amnesty act" gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional Hispanic votes in 2012.
Fewer Democrats were on the Georgia general election ballot in 2012 than in more than 100 years.
"We have a tax code that allows groups to use their political operations within the tax code, under the guise of a charity, to use undisclosed millions of dollars to do political campaigns."
On an early date for Florida's presidential primary
"Obama for President and Baldwin for Senate have kept their campaign offices up and running in Fox Valley, Eau Claire and La Crosse with their staffs preparing for the next battle."
Broward County was one of three counties in the nation "pivotal to an Obama victory" in 2012.
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
The election bill "allows persons to correct an absentee ballot if they did not sign it and requires an extra two hours a day for early voting. Everything else in this bill is discretionary."
"Opponents of Section 5 (of the Voting Rights Act) complain of state expense, yet their only cost is the paper, postage and manpower required to send copies of legislation to the federal government for review."
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