July 1, 2013
Regarding Ed Nanas's June 28 letter, " What will happen when I ignore Virginia's voter ID law? " I'm one of those "nice ladies behind their table" at the voting precinct that Mr. Nanas mentioned. If he follows through with his protest, here's what will happen: I will shake my head sadly at his misdirected and ineffective show of defiance. While I may disagree with the new voter ID requirement, I'm sworn to uphold the election laws, and I'll do so to the best of my ability, without regard to my political leanings.
June 27, 2013
As a civic-minded geezer in Virginia who votes in every election, I can hardly wait to see if the nice ladies behind their table at my voting precinct will require me to produce photo identification in accordance with the Republican-sponsored law scheduled to go into effect next year [" McDonnell: Virginia in ‘limbo' on changes to any voting laws ," news, June 26]. On principle, I will refuse to present such a photo ID because I'm convinced the law is stupid, unnecessary and discriminatory.
March 17, 2013 |
COMPARED WITH WHAT some Americans have to tolerate on Election Day, registering to vote is relatively painless. That's partly thanks to the National Voter Registration Act , a 1993 law at the root of a case the Supreme Court will hear on Monday. The state of Arizona argues that it should be allowed to subvert the law's obvious purpose. The court shouldn't let it. In 1993, Congress looked at the "complicated maze" of often confusing and sometimes discriminatory state election rules, and it found that "unfair registration...
March 4, 2013
SELMA, Ala. — Black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls. Hundreds attended a Sunday morning brunch with Vice President Biden, and thousands gathered in the afternoon to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event commemorates the "Bloody Sunday" beatings of voting-rights marchers by state...
February 7, 2013 |
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says he'll be ready to announce whether he will run as an independent candidate for governor of Virginia by March 14. Bolling, who suspended his campaign seeking the Republican nomination for the state's top job in November, said he has not yet made a decision , but that it is a "50-50 proposition. " "We're putting together the information we need to make a final decision," Bolling said when asked about his self-imposed deadline. "One way or the other, we will have that...
January 26, 2013 |
RICHMOND — Amid fierce partisan debates over how, when and in which districts Virginians can vote, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is working to assemble a rare bipartisan coalition to decide who gets on the ballot. Cuccinelli, the likely Republican nominee in this year's gubernatorial race against presumptive Democratic choice Terry McAuliffe, has become one of the more polarizing figures in commonwealth politics. Beloved by conservative activists and disliked by many...