Voting Rights Victories this Week
// Published November 7, 2008 in Uprising Radio
Despite the resounding success of this week’s voter turnout in the historic election, problems persisted across the nation: long lines, confusing ballots, complicated voter registration laws, hackable electronic voting machines, and voter roll purges, often leave voters discouraged. But, one extremely successful tactic to ease problems was the widespread use of early voting, which helped millions of Americans to beat the long lines, and relieve some of the glut on election day. Additionally, among the 150 or so ballot measures around the country were a few measures around instant run-off voting, and other aspect of voting rights, that, Americans voted in favor of.
GUEST: Rob Richie is the executive director of FairVote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit election reform and voting rights organization