Democrat Keith Ellison thinks it’s difficult to vote in America and that it should be made far easier. When making his remarks, though, he said this:
“I’ve often asked myself why you should have to register to vote. Why shouldn’t it be automatic.”
Why does someone have to register to vote?
Because voting is a privilege and it should be hard (relatively speaking) to vote in order to prevent voter fraud:
About a hundred years ago, both political parties were caught STUFFING BALLOT BOXES with bogus votes, and the states decided to make it more difficult for a person to vote. So most of them set up a host of VOTING REQUIREMENTS, including REGISTRATION at least 10 to 30 days before an election. Most other democracies make it much easier for a citizen to vote. For example, some countries automatically register their citizens to vote. In the United States, the citizen is responsible for his or her own registration.
If the state is allowed to register people to vote, you can just imagine the shenanigans that politicians will go through to stuff the ballot boxes once again. Also what party would they choose for me?
No, we do it differently here the US in order to protect the vote as much as possible…because it should be protected. It’s a privilege. And that’s why states have taken even more steps to protect it, to prevent more voter fraud. People like Ellison hate that because they want to win at all costs, even if it means cheating.
And that’s why Ellison is a fool.