by JEANENE LOUDEN
In an article released today, the Brennan Center for Justice reported that 500,000 Americans could face significant challenges to their right to vote because of an inability to pay for, make time for, or find travel arrangements for the acquisition of a voting rights ID. Many live in a rural areas, more than 10 miles from an issuing agency AND the offices close to rural areas are cutting back on their days of service. Some are not open on weekends.
Republican State Rep. Brandon Creighton, says tough tootsies. "The fact is is that, in rural areas, people choose to live in rural areas and they're accustomed to commutes." Do you agree that voting rights should be impacted by where you choose to live, your age, economic status, or ethnic background in 21st century America? Or, is voting a sacred right for all American citizens, the free access to which defines us as a nation? [MORE]