Soderberg: Americans Deserve a Vote, Period

“First of all, I don’t think they should be allowed to register to vote.”
– John Ward’s response to a question on helping Puerto Rican hurricane victims that have moved to Florida.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2018

Daytona Beach, FL – In response to Republican candidate John Ward’s appalling and un-American position on voting rights for American citizens who happen to come from Puerto Rico, Democratic candidate Nancy Soderberg released the following statement:

“John Ward’s shameful and out-of-touch admission is not only stunning, but dangerous. He is advocating that American citizens should not be allowed to vote in an American election. That is an affront to our democracy. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States, plain and simple, and every bit as American as John Ward. They deserve to be able to exercise their most basic right in our democracy – to vote. For an aspiring Washington politician like John Ward to suggest otherwise tells you all you need to know about his values. I will fight each and every day to build a better future for our citizens, our families, and our community. Every American citizen, regardless of where they come from, deserve a vote.”

As reported by POLITICO, John Ward, Republican candidate running in Florida 6th Congressional District, was asked how he would respond to Puerto Rican hurricane victims that have moved to Florida asking for help and aid. He responded, “First of all, I don’t think they should be allowed to register to vote. And it’s not lost on me that, I think, the Democrat Party’s really hoping that they can change the voting [registration] in a lot of counties and districts. And I don’t think they should be allowed to do that.”