Big Win for Democracy

Statement

By:  AndrĂ© Carson
Date: Oct. 5, 2012
Location: Unknown

I believe no eligible voter should be denied the right to vote so I want to encourage all Americans to register to vote and cast a ballot on November 6.

This week, a Pennsylvania judge ruled the state's controversial, new voter identification law could not go into effect until after the upcoming election. This ruling, following a recent decision by a federal court to strike down a similar law in Texas, is yet another victory in the fight to protect our constitutional right to vote.

Voter identification laws disproportionately affect our seniors, young people and minorities at a crucial moment in our nation's history. This is why I support solutions like the Voter Empowerment Act, which will protect early voting, enhance voter registration, and guarantee fair ballot access. We need to ensure that all eligible Americans can have their voices heard on Election Day.