Let’s talk about voting traditions in the US – Beau of the Fifth Column

Gerrymandered Congressional Maps Give Republicans Edge In 2022 Midterms – Ring of Fire

Thanks to the new Congressional maps being drawn, Republicans are already one seat away from winning back a majority in the 2022 midterms. Five Democrat-leaning districts have now become Republican-leaning due to the redistricting, and with Republicans holding a 10-point lead in polling right now, the GOP could be looking at a wave of newContinue reading “Gerrymandered Congressional Maps Give Republicans Edge In 2022 Midterms – Ring of Fire”

GOP’s Congressional Redistricting Plan Under Attack For What It Does In Western Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh

House Republicans on the state House Government Committee released their proposed congressional redistricting map. Democrats immediately denounced the plan, especially for what it does in this part of the state; KDKA’s Jon Delano reports.

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”

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.

Let’s talk about Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick paying up – Beau of the Fifth Column

Texans reportedly waited 17 hours and until the middle of the night to testify on GOP voting restrictions bill

People in Texas who wanted to testify about a bill that would introduce new voting restrictions waited for 17 hours, the Texas Tribune reported. Nearly 300 people – mostly opposed to the legislation – signed up to testify about the bill, according to the report. The GOP-backed legislation in the state would limit 24-hour voting, drive-thru voting,Continue reading “Texans reportedly waited 17 hours and until the middle of the night to testify on GOP voting restrictions bill”

Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats

GOP officials from D.C. and the states are debating how aggressively to break up red-state cities to maximize the party’s advantage in redistricting. Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone. The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,Continue reading “Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats”

Texas GOP Lawmakers Finish Drafting Restrictive Voting Bill

Republican legislators in Texas finished drafting a bill on Saturday that would place heavy restrictions on voting in their state, The New York Times reports. The bill, known as S.B. 7, has been called “un-American” by President Joe Biden for its extreme restrictions on the state’s voting rules. It would ban drive-through voting and 24-hour voting, forbidContinue reading “Texas GOP Lawmakers Finish Drafting Restrictive Voting Bill”

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