Former Senate aide Brent Budowsky, who was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.), criticized Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and the Republican Party in an op-ed for The Hill, referring to them as “enemies of democracy” who are blocking the Senate from passing crucial voting rights legislation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged the Senate to approve a bill that would constitute the largest expansions of voter protections yet, dismissing the objections of Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), who vowed not to vote for the measure on partisan grounds and highlighted problems with the Democrats‘ ability to pass major legislation with a razor-thin majority.
Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) criticized Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) after it emerged that Manchin would vote against an election reform bill crucial to the Democratic agenda. Bowman said Manchin is “doing everything in his power to stop democracy.”
Katie Hobbs, who has served as Arizona’s Secretary of State since 2019 and defended the state‘s elections even as the GOP, led by former President Donald Trump, repeatedly assailed them with baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud, has announced a run for governor.
Texas State Representative Briscoe Cain (R) claimed that a Texas “voter reform” bill doesn’t discriminate against non-whites despite concerns from Democrats and voting rights advocates that it does.
Just before a midnight deadline at the end of the legislation, Texas Democrats walked off the House floor to deny a quorum and blocked an election rigging bill from passing.
A new study revealed that the restrictive voting laws being passed by state Republicans will hurt the GOP more than they think.
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.
Anti-democracy dark money groups have spent $42 million and counting on a campaign to undermine democracy and take away the vote.
A coalition of Florida voting rights groups immediately sued Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republican officials for violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
Florida Republicans have realized that their election rigging bill makes it harder for Republicans to vote.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered revisionist history during an appearance on Fox News when he claimed that Democrats created Jim Crow laws. The short answer to this is that Southern Democrats defended slavery in the 19th century and proposed the racist laws that were on the books for decades well into the 20th. The monopoly that Southern Democrats held in the southern states fractured––and they would later became today’s Republican Party––as support for degsegreation and civil rights reforms took center stage.
Former President Donald Trump claimed Republicans have not made controversial voting restrictions in the state of Georgia strong enough out of fear of being called racists.
“My reaction is the Georgia bill is far too weak,” Trump told Fox News personality Sean Hannity. “It’s just where you have to have signature verification. They don’t have it. Why don’t they have signature verification? You want matching. You want matching signatures. They have many things that they didn’t put in. Look, what happened is the governor and others were afraid to be called racists.”
11 House Democratic African American Congresswomen are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate a Republican conspiracy to rig elections.
Former President Donald Trump said new voting restrictions passed in the state of Georgia are “too weak” as Governor Brian Kemp (R) and his government continue to face harsh criticism from advocacy groups who say the restrictions will disproportionately affect poorer communities and people of color.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tore into corporations whose CEOs have spoken out against Georgia’s new voting restrictions, urging them to stay out of politics.
“My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights,” McConnell said.
House and Senate Democrats have introduced the Voter Empowerment Act, which is a piece of legislation written by the late Rep. John Lewis.
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) responded to MLB moving its All-Star Game out of Georgia by blaming President Biden and Stacey Abrams.
The hosts of “Fox and Friends” mocked concerns about voting restrictions in the state of Georgia after the Republican Party passed legislation that significantly curbs voting rights, including stricter identification requirements and a measure that makes it a misdemeanor to offer food and water to voters waiting in line.
Early this morning, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill 7, new voting restrictions in the state. The final version of the bill is not yet online for review but the original bill “banned overnight early voting hours and drive-thru early voting, while restricting how election officials handle mail voting,” according to NBC News.