Since 1980, the states with the highest midterm voter turnout percentages were #Alaska (61.52% in 1982), #NorthDakota (60.49% in 1986) and #Minnesota (60.29% in 1982). The three lowest were #Mississippi (19.92% in 1990), #Tennessee (21.40% in 1990) and #Virginia (22.00% in 1998). #VotingMatters #2018Matters
Americans are united in support of voting as a foundation of American Democracy. Our country has been shaped by founding fathers, thought leaders and legislators of all political stripes who believe in the power of the ballot and self-governance. At OneV we share the powerful sentiments expressed by American leaders on the importance of voting. America’s history on voting reminds us that this fundamental right is not a liberal value or a conservative value. From property-owning founding fathers, to all males, to former slaves, to women, to every other major group that migrated to America, we have recognized that voting matters to every single American and belongs to no political party.
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams #VotingMatters #2018Midterms
“In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” –John Adams #VotingMatters #2018Midterms