A recent commentary submitted by the League of Women Voters (Dec. 23), "Giving for democracy," had me wondering.
The writer has a problem with redistricting. Both political parties have a history of using their power to keep incumbents in office and this practice will never end. As far as disenfranchising voters, she's got to be joking.
If a person is too incompetent to produce the needed ID to vote, then who cares. There is only one reason that Democrats are against voter ID laws. They know that people who can't verify their eligibility will vote Democrat.
As far as "spending by corporations and unions" to influence politicians, we have to look no further then our own Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She holds five places in the top 15 recipients for contributions from the top industries in the 2012 cycle. Pretty good for a new junior senator.
Sen. Charles Schumer is on committees for banking, finance and judiciary. Guess who his biggest contributors are? Law firms and securities and investment companies.
Probably just a coincidence.