Hillary Clinton identified another vast right-wing conspiracy today:
HOUSTON — Saying there is a sweeping effort underway across the country to disenfranchise people of color from voting, Hillary Clinton called for universal, automatic voter registration for every citizen when they turn 18, at a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston, one of the largest historically black colleges in the nation.
“I think this would have a profound impact on our elections and our democracy,” she said.
People would be able to opt out of being automatically registered under the proposal, Clinton said. She also called for the adoption of an early voting standard of at least 20 days before an election across the country, along with increased availability to online voter registration and reduced waiting times on election day.
Maybe she’s just pandering because she’s an ambition-addled she-beast — so what? For various reasons, including deliberate civic malpractice on the part of elected officials, too many Americans don’t register and don’t show up at the polls. Anything that moves the needle on that helps Democrats.
ETA: Here’s a link to the speech — H/T: valued commenter Elizabelle.