Statements about Elections

"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."

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."

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