We Must Protect the Integrity of our Elections
It is imperative that we, as a nation, and in the state of Georgia, do everything we can to protect and expand voting rights and election integrity. Restoration of the Voting Rights Act is the first step. Since the Supreme Court decided states could make changes to their election laws without prior federal approval, states like Georgia have purged voters from the rolls (over half a million in Georgia alone) and made it more difficult for voters to register.
Having an election day holiday; automatic registration without difficult-to-obtain identification documents; expanding early voting; and reopening closed voting locations are all components of engaging voters in our democracy.
We must also protect the integrity of our elections by providing national security and tighter state security of our election process and voter rolls, doing all we can to eliminate hacking and other outside interference.
Replacing outdated voting machines with ones that have a two-check system, and having oversight of local voting locations and elections, are also important steps to ensure election integrity.
Finally, creating independent, bi-partisan redistricting commissions to draw district lines would help end the gerrymandering used by political parties to influence election outcome.
Creating independent, bi-partison redistricting commissions to draw district lines would help end the gerrymandering used by political parties to influence election outcomes.