Top election reform expert Alex Tausanovitch of the Center for American Progress explained what the biggest threats to American democracy are, and how these bills would fix them.
The DNC has announced an expansion of this successful initiative "to address and overcome efforts across the country to make voting more difficult and burdensome."
Karlyn Bowman - an expert on tracking and analyzing American public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute - says there's reason to look on the bright side.
The Republicans have been walking quite a tightrope since the 2020 election. Donald Trump’s loss, of course, was due to cheating. There was no irregularity, though, in places where Republicans won their races.
In October 2018, Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and opened fire on the praying congregants while shouting anti-Semitic slurs, murdering 11. Even as he entered the hospital after having been shot by police, to be treated by Jewish doctors, he was still yelling, “I want to kill all Jews!”
Images around the country show people lined up to vote, sometimes for hours, in an election that has been characterized by voter suppression. According to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, long lines are a sign Americans “care” and are not deterred.
“It shows an extraordinary interest,” Huckabee said. “When people are lined up to vote, it means that they really care. They don’t drive by and say ‘Ah long line, forget about it.’ They get in that line and they wait an hour and a half and they cast their vote. It shows the passion of the American people.”
Huckabee recommended that to succeed in the home stretch, President Donald Trump should “forget about Hunter Biden, forget about all the distraction of everything except one thing: Remind the American people that it is their lives that are really on the mark right now.”
You can hear Huckabee’s remarks by watching the interview below.
Fox's Mike Huckabee puts a patriotic spin on long voting lines, a sign of voter suppression: "When people are lined up to vote, it means that they really care. They don't drive by and say 'ah long line, forget about it.' … It shows the passion of the American people." pic.twitter.com/7ZL3i9zExU
Pennsylvania will be one of, if not the most important state when it comes to 2020’s election. If Joe Biden is able to win the state, it will be very difficult for Donald Trump to find a pathway to victory.
There is one issue with voting by mail in the state, though. Due to the convoluted way to mail the ballot back, some election experts say that up to 100,000 ballots could go uncounted.
This is especially important for Democrats who are expected to vote by mail in much larger numbers than Republicans. In a state where the margin of victory was only around 45,000, every vote counts.
76er’s star Ben Simmons is doing his part in making sure that all ballots are received. On Friday, the guard shared a tweet that explained how to properly send their envelopes in.
Simmons wrote, “Important info on how to correctly fill out and submit your mail in ballots for PA / Philly residents. Your vote counts!”
Important info on how to correctly fill out and submit your mail in ballots for PA / Philly residents. Your vote counts! 📮 https://t.co/C0FIsO7KIz
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) September 25, 2020
The 76ers isn’t the only NBA getting involved in this years election. Much to Donald Trump’s dismay, the league’s players are becoming more politically active and using their massive platform to encourage fans to vote.
The league’s best player, LeBron James, has used his platform to shine a light on voter suppression. He tweeted in August, “First of all, Everyone needs to know the kind of BS happening about this election and get organized. This is exactly why we coming together for @morethanavote misinformation=suppression!”
First of all, Everyone needs to know the kind of BS happening about this election and get organized. This is exactly why we coming together for @morethanavote misinformation=suppression!https://t.co/4I5qGux4I7
Donald Trump has spent much of this year’s election period railing against voting by mail. He’s taken this tact despite the fact that he, William Barr and Kayleigh McEnany have all taken advantage of the voting method.
This morning, the President floated the idea of delaying the election until the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates. CNN’s Kaitlin Collins is now reporting that Trump’s claims could backfire and end up depressing Republican voter turnout.
Collins made the comments on Wolf Blitzer’s nightly show. She told the host, “It sounds like he’s heard that reaction on Capitol Hill from people that are normally his allies, being pretty blunt, saying that’s not going to happen, the election is going to happen November 3rd.”
The reporter continued:
“When he was asked to explain that tweet that he sent this morning, he started to talk on having to wait to find out who won the election, if there is mail-in voting, talking how long it would take to tally votes, go through ballots. That’s the argument he stayed on as he talked with reporters, instead of defending his tweets.”
CNN caught Republican nominee Donald Trump looking over his wife's shoulder as she voted as if he needed to verify her ballot for some reason.
Democrats had better recognize that the GOP threat to win in 2016 is real if Democrats don't get out and vote.
After a not-so-really-heated contest between the Republicans and Democrats, California still remains blue, and our State elected leaders are all Democrats.
They said you all wouldn't turnout. They said only Republicans voted in midterms. But they had no idea how angry people were. And they had no idea that y'all carry a grudge when someone comes to steal your rights.
Christie may not have the anti-voter credentials of some of his Republican brethren, but he does not support the right to vote for all Americans.
Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?
Now that the election is over, it is time for this country to address the deplorable state of voting and start seriously considering transforming America into an easily accessible democracy.
The choice has never been either popular democracy or institutional change--the choice has always been do both or get neither.
Why is it easier to buy ammunition for my rifle than it is for U.S. citizens to vote?
All women have to do to emphatically support Obama in 2012 is compare his policies to the Romney and the Republicans, but here are 7 reason why the president is the obvious choice.
It’s not enough to vote for the President and leave the trench work unattended. You have the power to change to change the Castle Doctrine. Do something. Now.
In the years after the President Obama's inauguration, America has been bombarded with insinuations, unfounded allegations, that are designed to wear down the masses.