I Vote, You Vote, We All Vote!

One of the biggest debates during this year’s unofficial campaign season is the idea and implementation of automatic voter registration. The debate has been popular amongst Democrats who are looking to reform elections and voting rights. The Democratic governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, was the first elected official to sign into law automatic voter registration for her state. The results of having automatic voter registration have been astonishing. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed this idea completely. Since then she has been fighting for automatic voter registration with passion. Following her passion, a popular voting rights group plans on making an official proposal for automatic voter registration as a centerpiece for its 2016 election efforts. The group goes by the name of iVote and announced on Monday that it will focus on efforts that will look to create campaigns that preach automatic voter registration views while looking to make the registration a universal law. They are not looking to go state-by-state but they want to make automatic voter registration a national right for all American citizens. The founder and president of iVote Ellen Sheers.

Ellen think that we as a country should be looking for a different methods that will make it easy for citizens to vote and will inevitably lead to increased participation during elections. Different methods make it burdensome for citizens to vote and actually work towards suppressing participation. Enacting automatic voter registration will be a groundbreaking step in citizens reclaiming their rights when it comes to electing their officials. Since the automatic voting registration was enacted in Oregon more than 300,000 citizens in the state were registered to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles. If 300,000 citizens receive voting rights in one state alone imagine how many citizens would receive those same rights across the country.
I Vote, You Vote, We All Vote!

Donald Trump’s Hard Line On Immigration Is Paying Off In The Polls

In May 65% Of Republican Said Trump Was Not The Man. Now 60% Of Republicans Say He Is The Man For The Job

Donald Trump didn’t get where he is in life by being stupid. He may make stupid remarks, but underneath that cunning and cagey persona is a very smart man. When Trump announced his candidacy, most people thought he was a joke, but when he opened his mouth and told the world that illegal immigration was destroying our social structure, it was game on. Let’s face it. Trump knew what he was doing. He had to get attention, and the only way to do that was to be controversial. He had to upset the status quo in the Republican Party. He had to make sure that his message would resonate with conservatives, and he was successful. 

Trump is Wharton School of Business billionaire that knows the game of politics. He amassed a fortune by manipulating New York City politicians. He used those political pawns as a backdrop for his real estate ventures. He turned one of America’s hobbies into a money making empire. His golf courses are the playgrounds of the rich, the famous and our politicians. Trump studied our civil servants, and knows they are pawns too. He studied our political system, which has turned to super-rich mush thanks to the same tactics he used in New York City. Money buys power, and a lot of money get things done. Trump is a master at getting things done, and getting what he wants. 

So it’s not surprising that Trump is leading in recent polls. He’s a risk taker. He gave up a few million in business ventures to make his political debut an event to remember. He bet that Republican conservatives would hear his message and stand behind him, and that is exactly what is happening. Trump is now the darling of conservative Republicans. He’s the guy that is not afraid to shake things up, and show the bigotry that exists within the Republican Party. Most of the other Republican candidates denounced Trump’s characterization of Mexico and Mexicans. They had no choice. They had to fight even though they agreed with him wholeheartedly, or partially. The candidates confirmed what we already know. Double standards rule in politics. 

Trump’s success is simple. He is giving the establishment the finger. Trump is using his vocal Trumpisms to expose candidates they say one thing and do another. But that’s not how he plays the game. He will do what he says, and that will eventually cost him the Republican approval he enjoys now. 

When that happens, Trump could have another celebrity card up his sleeve. He could change his tune and run as an independent. He may not win, but he will certainly act as a spoiler that could cost Republicans the race. Who knows, maybe Trump will add a lot more confusion to the race. He could single-handedly hand the White House over to Bernie Sanders. That may be the best or the worst thing Trump has ever done. That opinion depends on what side of the political fence you paint.

Donald Trump’s Hard Line On Immigration Is Paying Off In The Polls