The giant news these days is of course and trial that is boring as watching flies mate and the attempts by Red states to suppress voter rights.
And now we can add the death of the UK’s Prince Phillip for endless analysis and reporting.
I have once again given my thoughts on these attempts….https://lobotero.com/2021/03/30/voter-rights-and-suppression/
On cue the Dems are scrambling to try and end all these attempts to suppress…..with HR1 and S1……
Once again I provide links to these bills for those interested…..
The Dems are trying to make the exercise of one’s rights easier (as it should be)…..here are the two bills, one from the House and the other from the Senate….
And from the Senate….
The Dems should be applauded….right?
After all they are united in their opposition to all this voter suppression attempts by the states GOP…..
Not so fast…..
Democrats have publicly united around a legislative response to Republican efforts to roll back voting access in various states — a bill called the For the People Act.
Known as HR 1 in the House, where it passed in early March with only a single Democratic defection, and S 1 in the Senate, where it’s co-sponsored by every Democrat except West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, it’s a bill that Democrats and allied outside advocates argue is urgently necessary to save the country not only from voter suppression, but also from gerrymandering and the malign influences of big and dark money in politics.
“If our democracy doesn’t work, then we have no hope — no hope — of solving any of our other problems,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said last month. “We will fight and fight and fight to get this done legislatively. Failure is not an option.”
Beneath this public unity, however, some in Democratic and electoral policy circles have misgivings about the bill, however well-intentioned it might be. Jessica Huseman recently wrote at the Daily Beast about a set of objections to one section of the bill from election administrators, who said, under cover of anonymity, that it contains various poorly written and confusing requirements that could be difficult or even impossible to implement. (Democratic aides say they’re working on addressing those concerns.)
Once again the Dems prove to me that they are a pack of spineless slugs…we need to get rid of the old farts that are costing Americans their rights and privileges.
Then there is the other voter suppression….gerrymandering.
More than half of the states in the U.S. are at “extreme risk” of congressional districts being drawn to unfairly favor one party, according to a new analysis of state redistricting processes by RepresentUs, a non-partisan advocacy group focused on election reform.
Why it matters: The states at risk of gerrymandering — a process the group says can produce “rigged maps” — include battlegrounds like Texas, Georgia, Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The big picture: This year’s redistricting process is already more chaotic than usual. And the outcomes could boost one party’s political candidates for a decade.
- “It’s really just open season in a way that it never has been,” RepresentUs CEO Josh Silver told Axios.
- That’s due in large part to Supreme Court rulings since the last census that block partisan gerrymandering lawsuits from federal courts and ended requirements for some states to get their maps pre-cleared by the Justice Department.
Make NO mistake….voter suppression is real and no amount of attempting to justify the act will make it right.
They will succeed if we do not bring this affront to our right of vote to a halt.
We need younger representatives and there needs to be term limits so these slugs can go home and “spend time with their families”….
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“lego ergo scribo”