The 2013 Supreme Court decision nullifying federal "preclearance" requirements for states and local governments with a past history of discriminating against minority voters continues to have widespread repercussions.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, AOC, and Ayanna Pressley sit von the Subcommittee Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which is discussing voting rights today. Should be worth the click.
Be careful, Tomi. You might find yourself in a bind someday.
Georgia's 7th congressional district-- small towns and suburbs in Gwinnett and Forsyth counties northwest of Atlanta-- is going to be an election hot house next year. It's been a red district for a long time that's turning purple. It's now a top tier target for both parties. Blue America has found just the candidate to win there, Marqus Cole. His focus? Voting Rights.
"Democrats in the house are trying to introduce HR1, which would expand and protect voting rights, however Republicans claim it would increase voter fraud, and we just saw a huge voter fraud scandal in North Carolina." Say WHAT?! You can't say "Voter Fraud North Carolina" without saying "Republicans did it."
The 2018 mid-term elections introduced us to more new faces than a high-school musical review, but old issues persist. Still, there were some clear-cut winners and losers.
Not only did MSNBC host Alex Witt call voting a "privilege," she also pushed the notion that it ought to be harder, not easier, to vote.
MSNBC's Alex Witt's response to a discussion about millennial voter apathy and the fact that many of them believe you ought to be able to vote on line.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp was called out this week for creating a video that shows a black person without photo ID being denied voting privileges, while a white person is allowed to cast his ballot.
We are not making this up.
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