A federal judge ordered Virginia to reopen its voter registration window and allow residents to continue to sign up through Friday after its online registration portal was unavailable to many users earlier this week.
“I’m not going to extend [the voter registration period]” despite the hurricane’s impact, said Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee.”Everybody has had a lot of time to register.”
Taco trucks in Houston have begun doubling as voter registration sites as Latinos in Texas flex their political muscle before the Nov. 8 presidential election in a state that has long symbolized Mexican immigration to the United States.
The bottom line is don’t wait until the last minute, because election officials who process voter applications get deluged in presidential years when public interest is the highest.
Supporters of voting rights say partisan politics drives objections to early voting — which can particularly boost voting among minorities, a constituency that tends to vote Democratic.
Trump may have brought “millions of new voters” out to vote, but he forgot to make sure his own children could vote for him.
In a visit to Washington on Tuesday, Chris Christie revealed his anxiety that the GOP needs to be able to control voting mechanisms before the next presidential election.