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Voter Suppression

  1. voting rights
    Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save DemocracyJoe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
  2. voting rights
    What Would the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Actually Do?The legislation, which just passed the House again, would slow down state voter-suppression measures. But it is opposed by nearly all Republicans.
  3. voter suppression
    J.D. Vance: How About We Give Parents Extra Votes?The Senate candidate’s trollish proposal is just the flip side of Republicans’ usual thinking on voter suppression.
  4. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  5. trumpism
    Is It Finally Time to Begin Calling Trumpism Fascism?The abrupt lurch of MAGA into opposition to democracy and celebration of insurrection is a new development.
  6. voting rights
    Kamala Harris Unveils Another Fallback Strategy for Voting RightsGetting voters to the polls despite hostile state laws is a valuable Plan B for voting rights, not a mere a gesture after failure in Congress.
  7. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Smiles on Voter Suppression and Big DonorsAfter showing caution all term, the conservative majority closed by eroding the Voting Rights Act and threatening campaign-finance-reform efforts.
  8. voting rights
    Bipartisan Voting-Rights Legislation May Simply Be ImpossibleThe pious hopes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema notwithstanding, we are in a historic moment, like Reconstruction, when one party is incorrigible.
  9. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Stalled. It Was Still Worth It.The effort to enact the For the People Act was a smart investment that will pay off richly for Democrats.
  10. politics
    Merrick Garland Unveils Plan B for Protecting Voting RightsAs new congressional legislation stalls, the Justice Department will utilize the powers it already possesses to fight voter-suppression measures.
  11. voting rights
    Democrats Need a New Plan to Defend Voting RightsThe outlook is dim for voting-rights legislation. DOJ enforcement and voter mobilization may be Democrats’ best shot for defending democracy.
  12. maga
    Election ‘Audit’ Fever Spreads Beyond ArizonaFrom New Hampshire to Wisconsin and even California, recounts are being used to supposedly vindicate Trump and justify voter suppression.
  13. republicans
    The Future Could Actually Be Bright for RepublicansThe GOP comeback will likely begin with retaking the House in 2022, then probably the Senate, and maybe the presidency.
  14. voting rights
    Is Joe Manchin’s Voting-Rights Campaign Serious?The West Virginia senator is calling for bipartisan action to restore the Voting Rights Act. But absent filibuster reform, it may not matter.
  15. politics
    Tish James Wants In on Jacob Wohl Election Robocall SuitNew York’s AG moved to join a federal suit over Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s alleged voter-suppression plot, seeking fines of $2.75 million.
  16. 2022 midterms
    After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?The net impact of laws to suppress or expand voting rights is unclear, and will compete with many factors affecting the level and shape of turnout.
  17. georgia election law
    Trump Says Georgia Election Law Is ‘Far Too Weak’The former president’s message to Republicans is that using election laws to screw over the opposition isn’t just acceptable – it’s mandatory.
  18. voting rights
    Jim Crow’s Ominous Lessons on Voter SuppressionRepublicans bristle at talk of Jim Crow 2.0, but there are clear echoes of the era of Black disenfranchisement in their drive for voting restrictions.
  19. georgia election law
    Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?Kemp is using Georgia’s new election law to heal a breach with Trump-loving conservatives but so far has drawn only a gadfly primary opponent.
  20. republican party
    Why Republicans Think They Can Regain Power Without Repudiating TrumpismFrom the midterm precedents to the belief that Trump expanded the GOP’s reach, Republicans have a host of reasons to be complacent.
  21. voting rights
    The States Following Georgia’s Lead on Voter SuppressionSimilar voting restrictions could soon be enacted in key Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
  22. voting rights
    Georgia Trooper Claims Legislator’s Knock Raised Fears of January 6 RepeatWas Governor Brian Kemp really endangered by Park Cannon tapping on his door in hopes of watching him sign a controversial election bill?
  23. voting rights
    Why Are Republicans Promoting Gratuitously Cruel Election Restrictions?Cracking down on food and water for voters standing in long lines is intended to be a cruel but effective way to reduce voting by Democrats.
  24. politics
    Raffensperger’s Support for Georgia’s Voter-Suppression Law Won’t Save HimGeorgia’s secretary of state blasphemed Trump, and that’s all that matters to his fellow Republicans.
  25. voting rights
    Churchy Republicans Attack ‘Souls to the Polls’A crackdown on Sunday voting is one of the more hypocritical of the voting-suppression methods pursued by Georgia’s Christian right.
  26. voting rights
    Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression PlaybookTrump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
  27. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  28. voting rights
    State Republicans’ War on Voting by Mail Has BegunThe GOP, which once championed the practice, is reintroducing restrictions abandoned years ago.
  29. voting rights
    Why Democrats Must Keep the Filibuster From Killing Voting RightsWith red states racing to further restrict voting, some limited filibuster reform to allow voting-rights legislation to be passed is now essential.
  30. vision 2020
    We Can Tell a Better Story About Women’s VotesOn an Election Day with voting rights in peril, history can be our blueprint.
  31. vision 2020
    Trump’s Voter-Suppression Strategy Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)Historic turnout doesn’t erase the threat posed by the GOP’s open contempt for the political rights of its opposition.
  32. schemes
    Jacob Wohl Has Been Indicted for Voter Suppression AgainEarlier this month, Wohl and his sidekick were charged with voter suppression in Michigan. Now they’ve been indicted for the same plot in Ohio.
  33. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  34. vision 2020
    Trump Keeps Repeating These Ludicrous Attacks on Voting by MailSome Trump claims are made up, others are exaggerations, and still others mistake safeguards against fraud for fraud.
  35. vision 2020
    In the 2020 Race, Uncertainty Is All Trump Has Going for HimMost of the developments that could produce a Trump comeback and win are beyond the president’s control.
  36. vision 2020
    The Democrats Are Almost Certainly Going to Win the Popular Vote. Again.Soon popular majorities may take radical action to disrupt minority rule maintained through anti-democratic institutions and voter suppression.
  37. 2020 elections
    Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate PrimaryThe abrasive nativist and vote suppressor — and Trump’s close ally — was defeated by Roger Marshall, a better prospect for holding an open GOP seat.
  38. vision 2020
    Why Trump Can’t Count on COVID-19 to Suppress the Vote for HimDespite the pandemic, primary turnout has been strong, so Republicans wanting to hold down the vote will have to suppress it on their own.
  39. vision 2020
    The Tulsa Rally Was a Really Bad Sign for TrumpThe fiasco in Oklahoma sent a lot of terrible messages about the president and his prospects for reelection.
  40. vision 2020
    Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November?Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election lawyer, sees the potential for disaster.
  41. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
  42. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  43. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  44. 2020 elections
    If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Become Veep, a 2022 Rematch With Kemp Looks PromisingIf all else fails, the rising Democratic star from Georgia could hold Georgia’s governor accountable for his perilous COVID-19 policies.
  45. voting rights
    Court Trashes Kobach’s Proof-of-Citizenship LawKobach is now running for the Senate instead of suppressing votes, but his signature law, which kept 31,000 Kansans from registering to vote, is gone.
  46. covid-19
    Brian Kemp Doesn’t Answer to YouHe can “reopen” Georgia without fear because he’s insulated himself from democratic consequences.
  47. vision 2020
    The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans EverywhereDemocrats’ judicial landslide, despite Republican voter suppression, is another sign all the anticipatory gloating of Trump supporters was premature.
  48. 2020 elections
    Progressive Upsets Conservative Judge After Suppressed Vote in WisconsinDespite insisting on holding an election in the middle of a pandemic to restrict voting, Wisconsin Republicans lost their grip on a key judicial seat.
  49. vision 2020
    Biden’s Hidden Advantage Against TrumpThe president did well in 2016 among voters who disliked both major-party candidates. That’s very unlikely to happen again.
  50. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
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