Posted by jesse shayne on June 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM
Faces of Open Primaries: Lena -- Detroit, MI
"Our primaries have been a blow to the American people. Voter purges, six month deadlines, and registration changes. What is fair about any of this? We have a right to choose whom we prefer and it shouldn’t come down to arcane rules that no one is aware of."
"I’m disillusioned by the whole process. The people’s agenda is not a priority anymore. We are run by the 1% and crony capitalists. We don’t’ care for the most vulnerable in our society. We are the richest country with the worst child poverty rates and more black people in jail than we ever had in slavery. We have water systems poisoning whole towns and yet we allow billionaires to get away with paying no taxes. It’s a disgrace."
We need a transparent voting system that makes it easier to register to vote and prevents the alteration of vote counts. We need to stop suppressing the vote and allow for open primaries across the country."
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