RNC 1984: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

Government should protect, not impinge upon First Amendment rights. Free individuals must have unrestricted access to the process of self-government. We deplore the growing labyrinth of bewildering regulations and obstacles which have...discouraged the participation of average Americans. Even well-intentioned restrictions on campaign activity stifle free speech and have a chilling effect on spontaneous political involvement by our citizens...We will remove obstacles to grass-roots participation in federal elections and will reduce, not increase, the federal role.

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DNC 1976: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We support the right of all Americans to vote for President no matter where they live; vigorous enforcement of voting rights legislation to assure the constitutional rights of minority and language-minority citizens; the passage of legislation providing for registration by mail in federal elections to erase existing barriers to voter participation.

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RNC 1976: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

Too many government records, on the other hand, are unnecessarily classified. Congress and the Executive should devise a more reasonable system for classifying and handling government information. 

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RNC 1972: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

In 1970 President Nixon approved strong new amendments to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and we pledge continued vigilance to ensure that the rights affirmed by this act are upheld. 

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DNC 1972: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We also call for full and uniform enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But further steps are needed to end all barriers to participation in the political process:

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RNC 1968: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

The strengthening of citizen influence on government requires a number of improvements in political areas. For instance, we propose to reform the electoral college system, establish a nation-wide, uniform voting period for Presidential elections, and recommend that the states remove unreasonable requirements, residence and otherwise, for voting in Presidential elections.  

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