Statements about Elections

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.  

Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."

"Before the Republican wave in 2010, Democrats had an advantage on the generic ballot in Congress. Even in 1994 with the Gingrich revolution ... Democrats had that advantage."

"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."

"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.

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