It is not a true democracy if people have to stand in line for seven hours in order to vote. Republicans realized that they were capturing fewer and fewer voters several decades ago. Their solution was to keep Democrats from voting. Not only is this how it happened, but former First Lady Michelle Obama also has the solution.
The Republican-held Congress has gerrymandered voting districts until they have the same shape as the creature from the deep. Like the young man in Texas, they made people wait outrageous lengths of time, and they took away most of the voting machines in Democratic areas. They messed with voter registrations, and when all that failed to stop the Democrats from exercising their inalienable rights, they invited Russia into our elections.
Mrs. Obama encouraged voters, saying “We’re shaping the promise of our democracy.” She drew people into her optimism when she said “Your vote is bigger than one party.
Then, she told Americans that she just joined When We All Vote. We’re shaping the promise of our democracy through voter registration and participation. Each voter’s ballot can “change the world:”
‘Your vote is bigger than one party or candidate. It’s your voice, and you deserve to have it heard this November. That’s why I am so thrilled to join @WhenWeAllVote in Detroit on March 27th. Get registered to vote and get the word out to your family and friends, too.’
Votes ticked upward from 14 states and one U.S. territory on Super Tuesday. Did their candidate gain momentum? Will the Democrats have a brokered convention (where super delegates have to call the election)? Can their candidate beat Donald Trump?
Virginia doubled its number of voters. Obama reminded people that their voters were about more than one party. That vote could “change the world.”
‘Get ready Detroit! @MichelleObama is joining us for a rally on Friday, March 27th, to get YOU fired up to cast a ballot in every election. Let’s get together and celebrate the power of our vote. Stay tuned for more info: weall.vote/detroit”
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