It has been reported that 47 or our 50 states has some form or another of voter restriction bills on the table…..
The race is on to suppress as much vote as possible…..
Even though the 2020 election is over, many Republicans are still holding onto the “Big Lie,” or the baseless claim that voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump the presidential election. Trump has managed to not only persuade his base that the election was “stolen,” but now many state legislators are using it as a justification to restrict voting rights. Over the last few months, a bevy of bills have been introduced at the state level that — if passed — could make it harder for millions of Americans to cast their ballots.
The state that has made the news as the worst of the worst is Georgia…..they even went so far as to make it illegal to give food or water to people waiting in line to vote….but why is Georgia such a big deal?
From November 2020 to January 2021, the story of the state of Georgia was pro-Democratic: Democratic candidates for president and the U.S. Senate all won. But more importantly, it was pro-democratic. Joe Biden, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won in part because of aggressive efforts by grassroots groups in the state to increase the number of people who voted compared with past Georgia elections. Two of the state’s top Republican elected officials, Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, rejected a major push from then-President Trump and other Republicans to effectively overturn the results of the state’s presidential election because Biden had won. The events in Georgia, along with a similar rejection of Trump’s false fraud claims in Arizona by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, were perhaps the clearest examples of how America’s democratic systems had held firm and prevented Trump from cheating his way to a second term.
A lot has changed since then.
The House has passed a sweeping reform of voting rights entitled HR1…..interested?
Then read it for yourself…..https://my.lwv.org/california/diablo-valley/article/summary-hr-1-people-act
Now the Senate controlled by Dem has enter a long shot bid for voter rights….
In a long-shot bid to enact voting reform on a federal level, Senate Democrats will introduce their version of the For the People Act, a comprehensive voting reform and anti-corruption bill.
Why it matters: In the aftermath of the 2020 election, states across the U.S. are considering voting restrictions, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will hold a press conference Thursday to announce the S1 legislation.
The state of play: The House passed the companion bill For the People Act (H.R. 1) on March 4. The Senate proposal looks virtually similar and would include:
- The bill would allow universal same-day voting registration and automatic registration for Americans age 18 and up.
- It would also prohibit the purging of voter rolls and allow every voter to cast votes by mail.
- It would also provide at least 15 days of early voting to Americans nationwide.
The bill will also offer campaign finance reform, and would require super PACs and issue advocacy groups to disclose donors contributing more than $10,000.
- The bill’s ethics components would require the president and vice president to publicly disclose their tax returns.
- It will also prohibit members of Congress from serving on the boards of for-profit entities.
At least the much hated Dems are trying to preserve our right to voter without restricting our access…..
Time for ALL Americans to wake up and watch the slow deterioration of our rights….it is begin with the only way our voices can be heard…..the vote.
Do not sleep through this assault…..for it will not stop there.
I urge you to stand out now……or this will not stop with one right….all are in danger.
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