San­ders State­ment on Ver­mont’s New Au­to­matic Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Law

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF - Burling­ton, VT

U.S. Sen. Bernie San­ders is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment af­ter Ver­mont signed into law a bill to au­to­mat­i­cally regis­ter el­i­gi­ble Ver­mon­ters to vote when they ap­ply for a state driver’s li­cense:

“While other states across the coun­try are mak­ing it harder to vote, I’m proud that Ver­mont is once again among the states lead­ing the na­tion by mak­ing it eas­ier for peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in the po­lit­i­cal process. If we be­lieve in a vi­brant democ­racy, we need to have the high­est voter turnout in the world. Con­gress must fol­low Ver­mont’s lead and pass leg­is­la­tion I have in­tro­duced to re­quire all states to au­to­mat­i­cally regis­ter in­di­vid­u­als to vote if they are el­i­gi­ble. Enough with cow­ardly politi­cians pro­tect­ing them­selves by sup­press­ing the vote. It’s time to en­sure that vot­ing re­mains a right for all Amer­i­cans."

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