America's dedication to democracy has enabled it to become the greatest and most powerful country on Earth. We must never allow anything to damage that dedication or threaten our system of government. After the sad events of the election of 2020 and its aftermath, it's clear that we need to have rules in place that we can all agree with and have trust in, so everyone can have faith in elections whether their candidate wins or loses. It's especially important in the 10th district, which is so closely divided between parties.
My campaign slogan is, "Let's Get Things Done," and I want to work out a solution that enables everyone to be able to vote without long lines or harassment, while at the same time making it impossible for anyone to rig the vote or for an outside partisan to interfere with the vote counting. State election officials should be officially nonpartisan and prohibited from endorsing candidates or accepting money from outside groups.
We've all seen the stories about people who had to wait in line for hours in order to cast a ballot. Often they are workers who can't afford to take a few hours off work to exercise their democratic rights. I will fight to ensure that every precinct gets adequate funds to have enough voting equipment and staff to eliminate lengthy waits on Election Day. I also support making Election Day a federal holiday to emphasize the importance of participating in our democracy.
Right now, as hard as it may seem to believe, the right to vote is not actually an explicit constitutional right. It has only been declared by judges to be a right, but we shouldn't rely just on judges for it. It would be much more secure if we officially placed the right to vote explicitly in the Constitution where it belongs.
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