Posts Tagged ‘voting’

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 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 […]

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 […]

Leader: Voting is solution to problems

Leader: Voting is solution to problems – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — In a live speech late on Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei talked about the Friday presidential election and recent accomplishments made by Iranian experts in producing vaccine to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The Leader began his speech by saying that […]

Garland declares voting rights expansion ‘central’ to democracy

“There are many things that are open to debate in America, but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them,” he said. “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, the right from which all other rights ultimately flow.” Garland outlined the United States’ checkered history of expanding […]

Zarif defends Iran’s voting privileges at UNGA

Zarif defends Iran’s voting privileges at UNGA – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – After the UN Secretary-General’s threat that Iran will lose its voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly due to the arrears in the payment of its membership fees, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres […]

Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a post office to mail your ballot? That question confronts the United States Supreme Court this session in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which analysts see as one of the most important voting rights cases in a decade. The case considers two Arizona […]

What Senate Democrats Should Learn from the Texas Walkout Over Voting Rights

First, there is a proper role for a minority caucus to play in preventing an out-of-control majority from abusing its power, but it has nothing to do with an archaic filibuster that lacks accountability. In the weeks prior to breaking quorum, Texas Democrats used every tool at their disposal to engage in the legislative process. […]

Doug Jones: Dems Can Get 10 Republican Senators to Support ‘Uniform Standards’ on Voting

Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In” that he believed ten Senate Republicans would join with the Democrats to pass voting legislation if it has a narrow focus to create “a uniform set of standards” on early voting, mail-in voting and absentee voting. Jones said, “What we are seeing happening across […]

Vermont Republican Governor Seeks to Give Non-Citizens Voting Rights in Local Elections

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is asking state lawmakers to pass an elections law that would allow non-citizens across the state to vote in local municipality elections. Scott vetoed two pieces of legislation that sought to give non-citizens the right to vote in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont. However, he said he is not opposed […]

Biden’s Home State of Delaware Has Stricter Voting Laws than Texas

President Joe Biden has lashed out at Republicans in Texas for their efforts to increase election integrity in the state, calling the proposed legislation an “assault on democracy.” But the voting laws in his home state of Delaware, where he served as a Senator for 30 years, has much stricter voting laws. Biden said in […]

Democrats’ 2020 defeats haunt them in voting rights fight

In this May 6, 2021 file photo, a group opposing new voter legislation gather outside the House Chamber at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas. | Eric Gay/AP Photo “We’re using the tools we have. But as the minority party, we can only do that so long,” said Texas state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, an Austin-based […]

Greek Left Votes Down Bill to Remove Diaspora’s Voting Restrictions

The Greek Parliament failed to approve the lifting on restrictions for the Diaspora vote. Credit: AMNA Greek leftist parties on Wednesday voted in Parliament against an amendment that would have removed all restrictions for the Diaspora to vote in national elections. The amendment proposed by the governing New Democracy party was only supported by the […]

Kurdish SDF Terrorists Block Syrians from Voting in Presidential Election

 ARABI SOURI MAY 25, 2021 The Kurdish SDF terrorists occupying regions in northern Syria with the help of the US forces have blocked all the crossings from the regions they occupy into government-controlled areas to prevent the Syrians from voting in the presidential election. A statement issued by the so-called Syrian ‘Democratic’ Administration stated that all crossing with […]

Trump’s Election-Fraud Big Lie assaults everyone’s voting rights, mandating punitive laws against sedition

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to address reporters about the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Where’s the uproar against stunts that drive non-stop, divisive electioneering? Aside from shredding confidence that elections work, rightwing “Stop the Steal” schemes have another perfidious end: to turn campaigning into perpetual electioneering where nothing is final and anything goes. Trivializing the integrity of clear winners, whom […]

WATCH: GOP targets Cheney, Fauci and voting rights legislation

The monthslong feud between Rep. Liz Cheney and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy officially came to a head this week, as Republicans voted to oust her from her congressional leadership position. But it wasn’t just Cheney caught in the Republican crossfire: Anthony Fauci sparred with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

Liz Cheney: ‘I Do Regret’ Voting for Trump in 2020

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Friday in a preview of an interview with ABC News anchor Jon Karl that will air in full Sunday on “This Week” that she regretted voting for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Karl asked, “Did you vote for Donald Trump in 2020?” Cheney said, “I did.” Karl said, […]

Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws

In 2020, election officials tried to make voting easier and safer amid a global pandemic. Next time, they might get fined or face criminal charges. Republicans are creating a new slate of punishments for the county officials who run elections, arguing they overstepped their authority when they expanded voter access during the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

Democrats and Republicans drift apart about ease of voting access -survey

Democrats and Republicans continue to drift apart in their opinion on the ease of voting access, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The reason for this change, according the survey,  is the drifting of Republicans who believe that all eligible citizens should be automatically registered to vote, with their number dropping from […]

OPCW NATO Klan Strips Syria Voting Rights in The Hague

MIRI WOOD APRIL 21, 2021 OPCW NATO klansmen and their terrified house servants in The Hague, stripped Syria of its voting rights on Wednesday 21 April. The threat was originally launched by P3 member France, at the monthly anti-Syria chemical file meeting of the NATO klan ruling the UN, on 6 April. A whopping six days later, […]

Inside the Democratic strategy to expand voting rights state by state

To be sure, not all Republican legislatures are opposed to expanding voting access. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed a sweeping electoral reform law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that broadens early and absentee voting and establishes recount procedures. More broadly, Republicans push back against criticism from Democrats that they’re engaged in a scheme […]

Greece Vows to Abolish All Voting Restrictions for Diaspora

Credit: Greek Reporter Greece announced on Monday that it will introduce legislation which will abolish all restrictions regarding voting for diaspora Greeks. Interior Minister Makis Voridis said an amendment to the current law will be proposed, making it much easier for Greeks in the U.S., Australia, Canada and elsewhere around the globe to vote in […]

Georgia Lawmakers Ban Coca-Cola Over ‘Woke’ Voting Law Criticism

Republican lawmakers in Georgia have officially banned Coca-Cola from state legislative offices over its criticism of Georgia’s new voting integrity rules. In a letter to Coca-Cola, eight members of the House of Representatives declared their offices Coke-free zones and demanded that the ‘woke’ company stop “intentionally” misleading the public. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing […]

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