Posts Tagged ‘voting’

NYC Democrats Prepare to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens

Democrats on the New York City Council are preparing to give voting rights in local elections to nearly one million non-citizens across the city. According to the New York Times, 34 Democrats on the city council’s 51-member panel have joined forces to deliver a veto-proof majority that will provide more than 800,000 non-citizens on green […]

Rob Schneider Rips Biden Over Inflation: ‘Consider Never Voting Again for These A-Holes Who Hate You’

Comedian and actor Rob Schneider has targeted the Biden administration for mockery over its inability to get a handle on soaring inflation, including energy prices. “Build back broker!” the Hollywood star joked. Rob Schneider was responding to recent news that Americans will pay more than they ever have for their Thanksgiving meals. The average cost of […]

Nearly 200 activists arrested in DC demanding passage of voting rights legislation

Calling for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, activists from all over took to the streets in Washington D.C. resulting in roughly 200 demonstrators getting arrested.  The Freedom to Vote Act would protect our elections from voter suppression, partisan sabotage, gerrymandering, and dark money. It […]

Regional Voting Scrapped In Western Australian Upper House

Western Australia (WA) will no longer have equal representation by region following seismic reform to the state’s Legislative Council, or upper house, despite an election promise ruling out the possibility. Previously, WA’s upper house functioned similarly to that of the federal-level upper house, with population-differing regions represented equally. Specifically, WA saw its 6 electoral regions […]

Obama Accuses Republicans Of Trying To Rig Elections With Their Voting Laws

Former president Barack Obama has accused Republicans of attempting to rig elections and of preventing Americans from voting, by passing laws that require voters to show identification. While campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday, Obama referred to election-integrity laws by asking: “You have to ask yourself: Why is it that Republicans don’t […]

Iraqi Vote Spurred By 2019 Mass Protests Is Marred By Voting Boycott

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets of Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces in late […]

Senate introduces John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was recently introduced in the Senate after it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212 in August. The introduction of the bill is a chance to garner the votes needed to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was invalidated in the 2013 Shelby […]

Bowman says voting for extra Iron Dome funding won’t stop him from fighting for Palestine

In a recent interview, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) insisted that his Iron Dome vote doesn’t mean he will stop speaking out about Palestine. Bowman was a guest on The Mehdi Hasan Show, where the MSNBC host asked him about last month’s vote to give Israel an extra $1 billion to fund its missile defense system. […]

Russian opposition party sues, claiming online voting in Moscow was rigged

A Russian opposition party has claimed that parliamentary election results from online voting were rigged. The Communist party filed multiple lawsuits on Wednesday after their defeat in races in the Russian capital, Moscow. The party finished second in the national polls in this month’s election and had actively questioned the vote before polls opened. Senior […]

AOC Weeps After Learning That Voting ‘Present’ Doesn’t Mean She Gets Presents

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the world’s smartest socialist, broke down weeping on the House floor yesterday after learning that her vote of “present” on Iron Dome funding for Israel did not in fact mean that she gets to open some presents. Ocasio-Cortez voted “present” on the bill and then excitedly asked her peers when she would […]

NYC Democrats Seek to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens

Democrats on the New York City Council are eyeing a plan to allow nearly a million non-citizens the ability to vote in local city elections. The plan, backed by 34 Democrats on the 51-member New York City Council, would allow non-citizens with green cards, visas, and work authorization to vote in city elections so long […]

Apple, Google Cave To Kremlin, Remove Opposition App As Russian Voting Begins

MOSCOW (AP) — Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia’s parliamentary election. Unexpectedly long lines formed at some polling places, and independent media suggested this […]

Heritage Foundation Slams John Lewis Voting Rights Act as ‘Invasion of State Sovereignty’

Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and advocate of restrictive voting laws, denounced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as “an unbelievable invasion of state sovereignty” in a podcast interview promoted Tuesday morning by the right-wing think tank’s “news” service, The Daily Signal. Von Spakovsky claimed that the bill, also known as H.R. 4, would […]

Dominion Voting Machine Really Starting To Regret Its 50,000 Votes For Biden

ATLANTA, GA—With Biden voter regret on the rise, local sources are reporting that even Dominion voting machines are now wishing they could undo their many, many Biden votes. The post Dominion Voting Machine Really Starting To Regret Its 50,000 Votes For Biden appeared first on The Babylon Bee. Source

Trudeau triggers Canadian election, voting day Sept. 20

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau triggered an election Sunday as he seeks to capitalise on Canada being one of the most fully vaccinated countries in the world. Trudeau announced the election would be held on Sept. 20 after visiting the governor-general, who holds a mostly ceremonial position representing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of […]

Mary Trump: GOP Voting Laws Goal to ‘Undermine Democracy,’ Get Trump Reelected

Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Friday on MSNBC’s “All In” that Republicans are passing voting laws in state legislatures in an attempt to get her uncle reelected in 2024. Guest anchor Mehdi Hasan said, “How much does he believe he won the election, because people have convinced him to believe these mad […]

Pelosi Extends Proxy Voting to October, Allowing More Abuse

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in a “Dear Colleague” letter on Friday to all members, extended the controversial proxy voting capability until October 1, which would allow more time for abuse. Pelosi, in her letter, claims that the proxy voting capability was being extended due to the “public health emergency” of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. In doing […]

Texas state senator ends 15-hour filibuster; voting bill passes

She hugged her Democratic colleagues after finally putting down the microphone. Minutes later, the bill passed 18-11 in the Senate, although the measure is now once again stalled since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives in a standoff that has now entered a 32nd day. Alvarado’s filibuster began hours after […]

The fight to protect voting rights enters the next round

When three Black Congressional leaders were handcuffed and arrested recently while protesting voter suppression, they were doing more than drawing attention to legislation to protect and expand voting rights. They were taking a stand against an anti-democratic movement, led by Republican-controlled state legislatures, to keep away from the polls voters whose beliefs and interests don’t […]

Dem Rep. Escobar: Unless We Pass Voting Laws, ‘We Are Going to Lose Our Democracy’ When TX Dems Return

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said that unless federal voting legislation is passed, “we are going to lose our democracy” when the Texas House Democrats who are breaking quorum return to Texas. Escobar said, “In a state like mine, Texas, literally, we are going to lose our democracy through Texas […]

Hank Johnson: ‘Folks Are Trying to Kill Us’ on Voting – Must Confront ‘Evil’ That ‘Is Ready to Choke Us’ Unless We Show We’ll ‘Seize Control’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) stated that “these folks are trying to kill us right now as far as our right to vote. They’re trying to kill our democracy,” and urged people “confront this evil that is right there in front of our face and is ready to choke […]

‘Voting With Their Feet’: Australian Parents Flocking to Private Schools

A survey conducted by the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) has shown that Australian parents believe that they get better outcomes for their children with private schools than public schools. The Australia Talks National Survey 2021 collected data from 60,000 Australian parents from the public and private sectors, with the private sector being broken down into schools […]

Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona—and potentially nationwide—in controversial ruling

Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots. That’s the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, one of the decade’s most important voting rights cases. One Arizona law challenged in the case, H.B. […]

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a case out of Arizona was the second time in a decade that conservatives on the Supreme […]

Tribes say voting access hurt by US Supreme Court ruling

The largest Native American reservation in the U.S. includes parts of three Arizona counties, all of which had different approaches to precinct voting in the 2020 general election. Voters in Apache County had to cast ballots at the polling location they were assigned. People registered in Navajo County could vote anywhere in the county. Coconino […]

Mat Staver Claims John Lewis Voting Rights Bill Would Destroy ‘States’ Rights,’ Let Democrats Impose ‘Radical Marxist/Socialist Agenda’ 

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver claimed Monday that legislation designed to restore enforcement provisions to the landmark Voting Rights Act would “hijack” elections, destroy “states’ rights,” legalize election fraud, and clear the way for Democrats to seize power and implement “their radical Marxist/socialist agenda.” On Tuesday, Staver nonsensically accused congressional Democrats of resorting to Jim Crow tactics to “suppress the Republican […]

Nonviolent Protest Over Voting Rights Ends With Arrests In DC

Above Photo: Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter. ‘We’re Not Going Away!’ “We’re saying across this country, it’s time for people… to march on these Senate offices,” declared Rev. William Barber. Activists with the national Poor People’s Campaign were arrested Wednesday after blocking a street in front of the Hart Senate building in Washington, D.C. to demand passage […]

Top adviser to Dem megadonor privately blasts party’s prioritization of voting rights bill

Mehlhorn’s emails are perhaps the first and most vivid indication of a strategic fissure within the Democratic ranks over how much to emphasize voting rights legislation. From President Joe Biden on down, lawmakers and activists have framed the debate as existential for the future of democratic governance, arguing that the failure to move a bill […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison back Manchin voting rights compromise

Harrison called Manchin’s proposal a “step forward” for voting rights in an interview of his own on MSNBC Friday. “You have to see the progress,” Harrison said. “Many of us thought he was a ‘no,’ not only a ‘no,’ but a ‘hell, no,’ but it seems like he has softened his stance and he is […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison encourage Manchin voting rights compromise

O’Rourke clarified his stance on Manchin’s proposal Sunday in an interview with POLITICO, calling it a “good start” but arguing that it doesn’t go far enough. “I’m hopeful that as he continues to talk with and listen to, both his colleagues in the Senate and his constituents in West Virginia, where the provisions in the […]

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