A new CBS News Poll revealed that nearly half of the Republican Party thinks that their strategy should be to rig the next two elections.
Here is the question and graph:
Looking ahead to ‘22 and ‘24, what do Republicans think the party’s strategy should be?
53% say the party needs to focus on message and ideas to win over more voters, but 47% say the GOP already has enough voters and should focus on pushing for changes to voting rules instead. pic.twitter.com/azXjAAKkq4
— CBS News Poll (@CBSNewsPoll) May 16, 2021
Anyone who thinks that Republicans in the Senate will get on board and pass a bipartisan voting rights bill is delusional. Any Republican who votes yes on the For The People Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Act will be committing career suicide.
With Manchin opposing the For The People Act, it is likely dead, but every member of the Democratic supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would restore the DOJ’s tools to protect voting rights.
Republicans are saying the quiet part out loud. Many Republicans don’t want to attract more voters. They want to rig elections so that their voters vote and Democratic voters can’t.
Democrats would be wise to make a filibuster exemption for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and pass it as soon as possible.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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