Statements about Elections
Says that Secretary of State Jon Husted and former secretary Jennifer Brunner both have supported a provision in Senate Bill 47 that would limit the days organizers have to collect signatures for initiative and referendum petitions.
Says she has bipartisan support, including "53 sheriffs throughout the state, Democrats and Republicans."
In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."
Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.
Ohio Republicans made significant gains during [Chris McNulty’s] time at the ORP, including the extremely successful re-election of President Bush in Ohio."
"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."
"In 32 other states and Washington D.C., they [voters] can avoid the wait by voting before Election Day."
"Do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout? Massachusetts. Do you know what has the best, where African-American turnout actually exceeds white turnout? Mississippi."
Says the "last non-partisan commission to improve the voting experience in America concluded that #VoterID was necessary."
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
"More than 9,000 Rhode Island voters used the Moderate Party master lever mechanism and they didn't have a single Moderate on their ballot."
"The majority of (the American people) voted for a Democratic House."
Says he was the first local official to endorse Barack Obama
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.
"Washington, D.C., now has greater population than Wyoming and Vermont, more active duty military than 29 states, more tax revenue than 29 states (and) a larger domestic product than 27 states."
A Paul Ryan-Scott Walker (or Scott Walker-Paul Ryan) ticket for the White House in 2016 would be unconstitutional because both men live in Wisconsin.
Says Rick Scott’s proposal for election reform "only mandates 48 hours of early voting."
Says his elections proposal would allow "a potential of 168 hours (of early voting), which I think is the most we’ve ever had."
"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."
"I sponsored the amendment that expanded the hours of early voting so that people who have irregular work schedules could vote."
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