Battle for the Presidency Comes to Campus
Ohio college students register to vote.
The BRAD BLOG has reported on some of the newest efforts to suppress the student vote. The most recent efforts to fraudulently or deceptively infringe on college students’ voting rights have been led by the GOP, whose local officials have been engaging in what can only be described as a dirty tricks campaign to disseminate false information about regional election regulations.
Blogger Brad Friedman describes this growing attempt to discourage student voters:
The anti-student, anti-democracy scam, now reported in at least three states, includes scare-tactics published by election officials, notifying students (incorrectly) that they may lose student aid and scholarships, etc., if they register to vote where they go to school.
When such efforts are exposed as deceptive and inaccurate, the local Republican official will usually claim that their dissemination of false information was unintentional, and that they simply made a mistake in interpreting local regulations.
The states where this scam has taken place are South Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado.
To read the BRAD BLOG’s coverage of GOP efforts to suppress the student, minority, and low-income vote in key swing states, click HERE.
And if you haven’t registered, the Proud Black Voter blog has compiled a useful state-by-state list of links to voter registration information. Click on the image below to learn more about how to register to vote in your are;and remember that you don’t have to be Black to access the information on this site; you simply have to have a interest in voting for the candidate of your choice:
Posted by Ajuan Mance