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Deserves its own thread, since it's going to become a big issue this year.

 

And I'll start it off with this nonsense; the tweet says it all, really.

 

 

Personally...I rather hope in every jurisdiction that pursues something like this, that jurisdiction is then sued to require photo ID for voting, on the simple basis of "You require it for every other goddamn thing."

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Voting Rights Really Are Under Attack

 

 

Democrats will tell you that voting rights are under attack. They’re not wrong.

You see, one of the benefits of citizenship in the United States is having the ability to vote for various leaders. Between state, local, and federal governments, there are a lot of elected offices that people vote for.

However, we limit it to those who call the United States home because they’re the ones who have a stake.

A citizen of another country can always return to that country. In many cases, that’s the intention. Others aren’t here legally in the first place, so while they may be intending to stay, their priorities won’t be the same as the taxpayer.

After all, that’s something illegal tends to avoid that citizens actually do.

 

 

More at the link: https://tomknighton.substack.com/p/voting-rights-really-are-under-attack

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John Lewis Voting Rights Reform Act (Summary):

https://www.hrc.org/resources/voting-rights-advancement-act

 

Basically, the Supreme Court upheld each Sates' right to oversee their own voting systems and methods.  This Act would, attempt to bring into compliance something that's already been held unconstitutional -- federal oversight of local elections.

 

From the link:

The Problem

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 included a requirement designed to ensure minority voters across the country are able to participate equally in the electoral process, which prohibited discriminatory voting practices and removed many barriers to voting. That law was critical in ensuring minority voting rights and stood on the books for nearly half a century, but in Shelby County v. Holder in June 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of it. Among the invalidated provisions was an enforcement mechanism that prevented states from making changes to voting laws and practices if they have a history of voting discrimination, unless they clear those changes through federal officials. In Shelby, the Supreme Court ruled that the formula for deciding which states and localities have a history of voting discrimination (and were therefore required to pre-approve changes in voting laws and practices) was unconstitutional. This severely weakened the federal government’s oversight of discriminatory voting practices.

Since the Supreme Court’s decision, states and localities have brazenly pushed forward discriminatory changes to voting practices, such as changing district boundaries to disadvantage select voters, instituting more onerous voter identification laws, and changing polling locations with little notice. These laws especially disenfranchise people of color, the elderly, low-income people, transgender people and people with disabilities. Voters are more vulnerable to discrimination now than at any time since the Voting Rights Act was signed into law more than fifty years ago.

 

 

Here's a summary of why H.R.1 hasn't made it out of the Senate (hint: moderate Democrats don't really want to see this thing pass -- and Manchin is the scapegoat).

https://www.vox.com/2021/5/12/22430970/hr1-for-the-people-act-senate-manchin

 

 

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Fansince88
9 hours ago, Ann said:

It is ludicrous that we don't have purple-finger, in-person, voter ID voting.

That is  connecting 1 vote for 1 person. I want 1 vote for one person that is the person voting legally.  That is what ID gets us.

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Rut-roh!

It really feels like the Democrats don't care whether voting reform passes.  And they don't really want to abolish the filibuster.  They want to save two Senate seats (Manchin and Sinema) by allowing them to look moderate in front of their respective constituencies.  And all the time they can still pander to what they believe it still their base.

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072778094/sen-sinema-dashes-democrats-hope-to-change-the-filibuster

The President went to Capitol Hill today to talk to Sinema and Machin and here's the headline from the article:

Biden says he doesn't know if voting rights legislation can pass

 

I doubt he tried very hard, so long as he can blame racist Republicans in the long run.

 

...and you have got to click on the link to see Sinema's photo.  Aside from the pot-holder sweater, it looks like she didn't wash her hair for a few days in advance of her meeting with Biden.

 

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"voting rights legislation"

The more patriotic and pure a bill is named, the more likely it is to &#%$ the American citizen sideways.

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Crap Throwing Clavin
1 hour ago, Ann said:

The more patriotic and pure a bill is named, the more likely it is to &#%$ the American citizen sideways.

 

Doubly so if it's a backronym, e.g. "USA PATRIOT Act."

 

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1 hour ago, Ann said:

"voting rights legislation"

The more patriotic and pure a bill is named, the more likely it is to &#%$ the American citizen sideways.


In honesty, I’d actually read a bill named “&#%$ the American citizen sideways”.

 

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Crap Throwing Clavin
2 minutes ago, snafu said:


In honesty, I’d actually read a bill named “&#%$ the American citizen sideways”.

 

 

I might even support it, for its honesty.

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