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  •  My dream legislative announcement. (4+ / 0-)

    Breaking: Washington D.C.

    President Obama signed into law the National Elections Reform Act this afternoon in the Oval Office.  The sweeping reform measure institutes several measures designed to make voting fair, accessible, and commonplace.  Among the key provisions:

    * Using Obama's own Organizaing For America methodology, each voter is tracked and identified in a national database from the moment they turn 18 or gain U.S. citizenship.  The database not only ensures that each voter only votes once, but also that all voting age citizens receive either a ballot or a voter registration form at each election.

    * All election include several options for voting, allowing voters to choose between a mail-in ballot - mailed to everyone, early voting up to a month before the election at "voting centers", or voting at their precinct locations on election day.

    * State-wide non-partisan committees are established for the purpose of drawing up legislative districts according to transparent criteria with public notice requirements for changes.

    *The official voting day has been moved to the first Saturday in November, with the following monday being  a federal holiday.

    * All cases of election fraud, intimidation, or other partisan attempts to manipulate the vote are subject of the National Voting Rights Act.

    *  All voting machines must include a verifiable paper trail, and can be audited by petition of anyone concerned about the voting process.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:34:07 PM PST

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