New idea to prevent voter suppression

Washington Post opinion writer, Katrina vanden Heuvel suggests that the best way to protect voting rights and eliminate voter suppression is through a constitutional amendment.  Interestingly enough, she suggests connecting it with a new stimulus package.  She writes:

The outlines of a stimulus package for our democracy might start with universal voter registration, guaranteeing that every eligible American can get access to a ballot, along with a constitutional amendment protecting the right to vote. We could finally replace the Electoral College with a national popular vote, in the spirit of the Seventeenth Amendment that provided for the direct election of senators.

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