Let’s talk about Texas voting rights – Beau of the Fifth Column

A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet

Republicans in Ohio recently enacted new maps that would give them a supermajority in the state legislature – completely ignoring reforms that prevent this Over the last few months, we’ve seen lawmakers in several states draw new, distorted political districts that entrench their political power for the next decade. Republicans are carving up Texas, North Carolina andContinue reading “A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet”

Adam Schiff says he is concerned at apparent lack of investigation into Trump pressuring Georgia to ‘find’ extra votes

Trump effort to convince Georgia’s top elections official was blatant attempt to game the results House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff says he is concerned that the Justice Department has done nothing to investigate whether former President Donald Trump committed a crime by calling the top elections official in Georgia and asking him to “find”Continue reading “Adam Schiff says he is concerned at apparent lack of investigation into Trump pressuring Georgia to ‘find’ extra votes”

Analysis: Why new Ohio redistricting maps are an ‘insult to democracy’ – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.

More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission

Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state’s bipartisan election commission — in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has publicly urged fellow Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature to take over the running of federal electionsContinue reading “More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission”

Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he “would be surprised if Republicans tried to unseat” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) when she comes up for reelection in 2024, according to Politico. Politico added that Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has repeatedly asked Sinema to join the GOP. But later on Wednesday, the Texas senator seemed to soften his stance. “I probably got out over myContinue reading “Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024”

Estonia plans snap military exercise, razor wire along Russian border

The Estonian government summoned 1,700 reserve soldiers on Wednesday for an unannounced exercise which will include installing a razor wire barrier along 40 km of its border with Russia, as the migration crisis in nearby Belarus intensifies. The EU has accused Belarus of flying inthousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa and pushingContinue reading “Estonia plans snap military exercise, razor wire along Russian border”

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places

“There is no doubt the goal of this proposal is to harm democracy. It is designed to put obstacles and hurdles between voters and the ballot box.” If successful, a Republican-backed petition initiative in Michigan could result in the closure of one in five polling locations across the crucial battleground state, potentially creating harmful new barriers to ballot access andContinue reading “‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places”

Let’s talk about Gohmert and the Texas attorney general’s race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Expert fears partisan actors may replace election workers who quit over threats – PBS NewsHour

It may be election day in 2021, but the attacks on the democratic process during the 2020 election had ripple effects that are still being felt. The latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll this week found that 81% of American adults believe the future of U.S. democracy is under serious threat. Tammy Patrick, senior advisor The DemocracyContinue reading “Expert fears partisan actors may replace election workers who quit over threats – PBS NewsHour”

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