×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: arnold schwarzenegger | polling | voting | budget | funding | south

Schwarzenegger Offers to Fund Reopening of Polling Places in South

actor arnold schwarzenegger points while seated during a public appearance
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Sthanlee B. Mirador/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:41 PM EDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former actor and governor of California, on Wednesday offered to pay for the reopening of polling places in the Southern U.S.

Schwarzenegger tweeted Wednesday:

"I've been thinking about this a lot. I'm a fanatic about voting. Most people call closing polls voter suppression. Some say it is 'budgetary.' What if I made it easy & solved the budgetary issue? How much would it cost to reopen polling places?"

Schwarzenegger added in an ensuing tweet:

"This is a serious question. Is closing polling stations about making it harder for minorities to vote, or is it because of budgets? If you say it's because of your budget, let's talk."

Schwarzenegger's tweet included a link to a 2019 Reuters article that said Southern U.S. states have closed 1,200 polling places in recent years since the Supreme Court weakened a landmark voting-discrimination law in 2013.

Only nine states and the District of Columbia so far plan to hold universal mail-in elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, most states are preparing to make mail ballots an option available by request.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former actor and governor of California, on Wednesday offered to pay for the reopening of polling places in the Southern U.S.
arnold schwarzenegger, polling, voting, budget, funding, south
178
2020-41-03
Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:41 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved