Connecticut Senator Proposes Election Bill That Would Fine People for Failing to Vote

Connecticut Senator Proposes Election Bill That Would Fine People for Failing to Vote

(HorizonPost.com) – Perhaps he has a misunderstanding of the Constitution, maybe he’s just trying to make a point or maybe he just wants to dictate how Americans live their lives. But Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell (D-26) has proposed legislation that’s raising eyebrows. Whatever his intention, his plan has the unfortunate side-effect of echoing one that the now-defunct USSR used to track dissidents.

He wants the state to impose a fine on its “qualified electors” (registered voters) $20 if they choose not to participate in future elections or provide a “valid reason” for not doing so. A local Greenwich reporter took Mr. Haskell and any other legislator who agrees with him to school, reminding them that the right to exercise their constitutional rights also grants the right not to.

During the Civil Rights era, Liberals fought hard to eliminate poll taxes meant to disenfranchise voters, typically Black Americans, in practice. Now, a Liberal has taken the same concept and flipped it upside down.

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