Washington, DC - Today, the Des Moines Register released its latest Iowa poll, which showed that "a wide majority of Iowans believe it’s more important to ensure ballot access for eligible voters than to guard against voting by those who are ineligible."
The Iowa Secretary of State's office spent more than $200,000 on voter fraud investigations, yet found zero cases of intentional voter fraud. The Des Moines Register poll found that 71 percent of respondents were more concerned about making sure "every eligible, registered voter is able to vote."
The poll results demonstrate that Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is not only on the wrong side of history in his drive to restrict access to voting, he's also on the wrong side of Iowans.
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American’s access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith, Pete Giangreco and Executive Director Steven Walker. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Rosner Research.