DC Voting Rights Update

The District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 is moving quickly through Congress. The Senate passed the bill late on February 26. NC Senator Burr voted against the bill. NC Senator Hagan voted for the bill.

Click here to see how all Senators voted.

Despite this victory, the fight is not over yet. In fact, it has only just begun! The House of Representatives is slated to begin debate on the bill and a vote is expected to be scheduled as soon as possible.

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Anonymous said...

Glad to read this today.

B.J. said...

As one who lived many years in a U.S. territory, I know what it feels like to not be able to vote for president and not have representation in Congress. (The V.I. also has a non-voting representative in Congress, like DC, but it is not the same as having a voting representative.

What irritates me most is that U.S. citizens who become ex-patriots and live abroad can continue to vote in presidential elections via absentee ballots from the state of their former residence. Does this seem fair? Not to me!

I support DC voting representative in Congress. The next step is direct elelction of the president so American citizens in the territories are no disenfranchised.