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Voting Rights

  1. politics
    DeSantis Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law in Fox News ‘Exclusive’The Florida governor turned the enactment of yet another restrictive Republican voting measure into a segment on Fox & Friends.
  2. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  3. voting rights
    The John Lewis Voting Rights Act Picks Up SteamWith a broader bill stalled, the Congressional Black Caucus pushes Democrats to restore the original Voting Rights Act.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. the industry
    Ryan Coogler Says Black Panther 2 Production Will Stay in GeorgiaBut he condemned the controversial new voting law in an op-ed.
  7. 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.
  8. the industry
    Will Smith Movie Emancipation Will Not Shoot in Georgia Over Voting RestrictionsThe runaway-slave movie is one of the first to leave the state, a popular location for shoots.
  9. voting rights
    What Is the Republican Party’s Position on Voting Rights?The implicit GOP position is to defer to states and localities — so far as their decisions help Republicans.
  10. politics
    Manchin Closes Door on Gutting the Filibuster, But It Gets WorseDemocrats have a West Virginia shaped thorn in their sides.
  11. democracy reforms
    Voting Restrictions Aren’t the Primary Threat to U.S. DemocracyThe GOP is better at denying Democratic voters equal representation than it is at denying them access to the ballot.
  12. voting rights
    Six Bad Ideas About Voting That Republicans Need to AbandonThe GOP insists its efforts in Georgia and beyond aren’t about voter suppression, but its faulty assumptions are preventing real election reform.
  13. 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.
  14. georgia voting law
    Georgia Republicans Working Hard to Sabotage a 2022 ComebackGeorgia’s GOP could be upbeat heading toward the midterms. But the voting-law debacle and a Trump purge could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  15. voting rights
    Corporate America Is Suddenly Concerned About Georgia’s Voter-Suppression LawVoting-rights activists are making it clear companies can’t sit on the fence without repercussions.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. voting rights
    What Can Democrats Do About Georgia’s Voting-Rights Restrictions?They are already going to court, and could pass preemptive legislation in Congress. But winning control of the state in 2022 is the best solution.
  20. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  21. power
    A Black Lawmaker Was Arrested for Knocking on the Governor’s DoorGeorgia state representative Park Cannon was handcuffed and forcibly removed from the statehouse while Governor Kemp signed a restrictive voting bill.
  22. politics
    Key Moments From President Biden’s First News ConferenceBiden doubled his COVID vaccination goal and discussed his plans for addressing the filibuster, voting rights, and the migrant surge at the border.
  23. voting rights
    Manchin Values Bipartisanship Over Voting RightsThe West Virginian doesn’t seem interested in voting rights if it means filibuster reform — unless he’s setting up a test Republicans will fail.
  24. voting rights
    Mississippi Senator Suggests Sunday Voting Will Offend GodCindy Hyde-Smith is likely fine with other secular activities on the Sabbath. Restrictions on Sunday voting are actually aimed at Black churches.
  25. voting rights
    Will Joe Manchin Save Voting Rights?Manchin’s state is afoul of many provisions of the For the People Act. A more modest bill might help convince him to support a filibuster exception.
  26. 2022 midterms
    Trumpy Georgia Congressman May Help Punish RaffenspergerRepresentative Jody Hice may give up a safe seat to become Trump’s instrument of revenge against the Georgia official who certified Biden’s win.
  27. politics
    Will 2022 Governors’ Races Be Armageddon for Voting Rights?A first look at 2022 gubernatorial contests, in which voting rights may play a big role, and which in turn could affect voting rights going forward.
  28. 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.
  29. the national interest
    ‘Everybody Shouldn’t Be Voting,’ Republican Blurts OutConservative arguments against voting rights haven’t changed in 60 years.
  30. conservatism
    GOP Decides Equal Representation Is an ‘Assault on Democracy’In making the case against Democratic election reforms, conservatives are arguing that “states’ rights” are more important than equal citizenship.
  31. politics
    Why the Voting-by-Mail Fight May Be a SideshowRepublicans and Democrats have seemingly fallen for Trump’s wrongful belief that it cost him the election.
  32. the filibuster
    How Dems Can Turn Filibuster Reform Into the ‘Moderate’ OptionThe imperative to pass a new voting rights act – and renew Biden’s child allowance – could erode moderate resistance to weakening the filibuster.
  33. politics
    Will Democrats Act Like the Party of Voting Rights or Not?The conservative Supreme Court and GOP are set to do even more damage unless they’re stopped.
  34. 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.
  35. voting rights
    State Republicans’ War on Voting by Mail Has BegunThe GOP, which once championed the practice, is reintroducing restrictions abandoned years ago.
  36. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  37. 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.
  38. voting rights
    Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
  39. how i get it done
    How Leading Civil-Rights Attorney Vanita Gupta Gets It Done“Voting isn’t enough to make change, but everything can be changed if you vote.”
  40. 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.
  41. action item
    It Will Take You Two Minutes to Help Impact Florida ElectionsBy paying off fines and fees for voters with felony convictions.
  42. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  43. 2020 elections
    Trump’s Election-Day GambitAnother escalation of a well-worn strategy for the president.
  44. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets Rhode Island Relax Voting by Mail RequirementsAfter refusing to require accommodations for voting in a pandemic, the Court did allow states to do so themselves.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. voting rights
    Supreme Court Refuses to Come to Aid of Disenfranchised Ex-Felons in FloridaIn a case that could keep nearly a million otherwise qualified Floridians from voting, the Supreme Court chooses to look away.
  48. 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.
  49. vision 2020
    Let’s Nationalize the Way We Run ElectionsWith guerrilla warfare over voting procedures threatening public confidence in election results, it’s time for some clear and uniform procedures.
  50. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
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