Editor: This is a response to the recent news story in Today’s News-Herald headlined “Arizona could become a key player in 2020” (Thursday, Nov. 7).
You write “Arizonans for Fair Elections contends that many rural Arizonians don’t have access to the internet to register to vote, or transportation to the polls.” I feel this is the propagation of a lie. Today there is an extremely small number of people that fall into this category and not enough to support the following solution put forth by Maria Provine, president of the Arizona Advocacy Network, a progressive nonprofit that supports the Fair Elections Act.
Her Democratic recommendation is to “….allow automatic registrations on election day.” This is an idea that historically (in California’s last elections) caused widespread voter violations by having “voters” picked up and transported to the polls and without citizenship or address verification. This is an idea that invites violations and should not be advanced and allowed.
Lake Havasu City