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2005

Securing the Right to Vote as a Citizenship Right

3/9/2005
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
By Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

The right to vote is the fundamental citizenship right that protects all other rights. Maybe that explains the shape we're in.

The Bible says that if you build a house on sand, when it rains, the winds blow and the storms come it will not stand. The last two presidential elections have demonstrated that our voting system is built on sand.

Republicans and Democrats alike concede that votes have been lost or miscounted, machines have malfunctioned and voters who should be able to vote are turned away and those that shouldn't be allowed to vote have voted anyway. The question that has been on all our minds is what is wrong with our democracy? Why in state-after-state, year-after-year do we keep on having these problems? What do we need to do to reinforce our electoral house so it does not sink into oblivion?

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