The current system of determining electoral votes vary from state to state and “Battleground” states receive 7% more federal grants than “spectator” states, twice as many presidential disaster declarations, more Superfund enforcement exemptions, and more No Child Left Behind law exemptions. Lastly, these statutes have allowed five of our 45 Presidents to take office without having won the most popular votes nationwide.
Americans across race, place of origin, and zip code turned out in record numbers to stand with and for each other, despite the pandemic and deliberate barriers from day-long lines to the elimination of drop boxes.
In an unexpected “win” for voting rights and justice, it was discovered recently Haywood County, Tennessee, was overwhelmingly blue in a sea of red. Historians and analysts (and myself) think there might be a correlation with the dark past and conciliatory and healing efforts that have taken place in Haywood County in recent years.
Change only happens when people wanted something different. My Uncle Elbert was prescribed a life that he didn’t want to take “as is” so he fought for something different and better for himself and the people he loved. The residents in Haywood County have made a statement, through their votes, that they want something different for Haywood County and America.
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To ensure that your ballot is counted, go to BallotPower.org to get your clerk’s address, official dropbox location, and track your ballot in just 2 clicks. This database is sometimes a few days behind. You can also verify this information at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index. Or vote in-person Election Day.
If you have moved in the last 30 days, you will need to re-register. You can update your information through this online voter registration page before October 19 or go to your city or township clerk. If you have moved and have not changed your address for voting, you will need to do that.
If you have received your absentee ballot and then decided to vote in person on election day, contact your clerk for instructions. If you need assistance with your absentee ballot, read the specific instructions regarding that.
Check out a review of the new book “Woman’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss. Her thoroughly-researched recounting of the machinations in the eleventh hour of the ratification of the Amendment documents how close the fight for the vote for women nearly failed.
According to the Michigan Secretary of State website, there were close to 11,000 rejected ballots in the August primary election. More than 80% were due to signature verification issues or late arrival. Make sure that your vote is counted this November!
Voting by mail has been championed — rightly, experts say — as the safest way to participate in the 2020 election while the nation remains under threat from the coronavirus. However, voting by mail disproportionately disenfranchises voters of color.