All Americans who meet the proper legal requirements have the right to vote. And when they do, their votes should be counted. Sounds pretty basic, right?
Such proclamations shouldn’t be controversial, yet there are many efforts underway to make it harder for Americans to vote and easier for politicians to disregard the will of the people – and the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold years-old Arizona voting restrictions will embolden those efforts.
This cannot stand, which is why we’ve startedRepublicans for Voting Rights. Because we believe in making good on the fundamental promise of democracy, which guarantees: We choose our leaders. Politicians and bureaucrats don’t choose for us.