Elections used to be something special. Citizenship too. Not so much anymore.
Everyone is automatically registered to vote whether they choose it or not.
Kids are registered at 16, 2 years before they can even cast a ballot.
“Election day” used to be just that. Now, it begins when ballots go out three weeks before “the day”…and they can be returned with a post mark, up to a week AFTER “the day”.
That new rule in Oregon is now holding up the results in a hugely important attempted recall of two school board members.
They backed a ban on politics in classrooms of public school kids. For that common sense move, a lot of out of state forces decided they must be canceled.
We won’t know the result for at least a week, again because, election day AIN’T ELECTION DAY ANYMORE.
Anthony Broadman, an attorney in Bend argues in an op-ed non-citizens ought to vote in our elections.
If you think that’s crazy, New York City just legalized voting by 800-thousand foreign nationals.
As a proud American citizen, you have the right to vote…along with illegals and foreigners. You get your ballot weeks before election day and it sits in a pile with your other junk mail…and you don’t even have to get it in on time.
Doesn’t that make you feel really special.