N.J. Dems pushing major changes to voting laws, an issue riling Christie & Clinton

voteTRENTON — Democratic legislative leaders plan to introduce and fast-track legislation that would make sweeping changes to New Jersey voting laws in an attempt to bring more voters to the polls in a state where turnout and registration rates are in decline, NJ Advance Media has learned. The “Democracy Act” will include about a dozen measures…

Posted: June 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ Constitution, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “N.J. Dems pushing major changes to voting laws, an issue riling Christie & Clinton”

  1. what they really said said at 7:49 am on June 16th, 2015:

    “You WILL vote for US and you WILL like it! Now eat cake.”

  2. Bob English said at 8:03 am on June 16th, 2015:

    As usual Christie is full of hot air and does not know what he is talking about when implying that someone who supports early voting is doing so to increase the opportunities for fraud.

    As the article notes, proven cases of same day voter impersonation are almost non existent.

  3. illegals Bob said at 3:15 pm on June 16th, 2015:

    hey failed liberal policy Bob, maybe if you and your Democrat friends weren’t personally responsible for advancing the agenda that ushers in millions of illegals, then we wouldnt worry so much about vote fraud from people who can’t legally vote. Just stop pushing your failed liberal agenda, my future grandkids have enough of your policies ruining this country. Don’t blame Christie or Republicans from trying to ensure the laws are upheld, blame yourself for allowing people to come here illegally and then trying to vote illegally. Stop these criminals at the border and we won’t have to stop them at the voting booth.

  4. Bob English said at 8:10 am on June 17th, 2015:

    @illegals…..I will stick with the idea of making it easier for citizens to legally vote. Early voting has been very popular in states that have implemented it.

    Interesting how it always seems to be Republicans (examples in Ohio and Florida) who want to repeal or cut back on early voting hours. As an fyi, those two states had lines for hours at the polls in presidential elections in 2000 and 2004 which saw many voters disenfranchised who could not wait on lines to vote. Early voting was actually a non partisan effort to deal with the problem of not enough voting machines. However when it proved to be widely successful, many Republicans turned against it and tried cut back on the hours/days early voting was available. Wonder why???

    As for your comments about people voting illegally, as mentioned, cases of same day voter impersonation are almost non existent in the entire history of the United States. When the State Of Pennsylvania went to court a couple of years ago to defend their voter photo id laws, they could not point to one case of that occurring anytime/anywhere