Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will use a voting rights speech at Texas Southern University to call for early voting periods in every state of at least 20 days.
From USA Today:
Clinton also plans to criticize what Democrats call Republican efforts to restrict voting — especially for African Americans and Latinos — through devices like voter identification laws.
“This is, I think, a moment when we should be expanding the franchise,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta tells The Washington Post. “What we see in state after state is this effort by conservatives to restrict the right to vote.”
Personally, I’m very supportive of the idea of more early voting days. Shorter time frames mean less folks are involved in the democratic process.
Plus, should there be some problem at the polls, it might give voters a chance to go address the issue and come back to vote.