Statements about Elections
"Texas Governor Rick Perry’s voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that the SAVE "database is not a foolproof means of verifying (citizenship on) the voter rolls."
"Photo ID is not required for those who vote by mail."
"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."
"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."
In 2012, the state "put together a list of over 100,000 people that they thought were ineligible to vote. Came out there were less than 10."
The Libertarian Party "is the third-largest political party in the U.S."
Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
Says Greg Abbott "converted over $1 million in federal grant money intended for use to prosecute online sexual predators and other cyber crimes and instead used it to harass and prosecute senior citizens who were assisting other senior citizens in applying for mail-in ballots."
"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.
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