Tag Archives: voter suppression

Cultists File $1B Suit Over Moving Of All-Star Game

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A 21-page lawsuit by conservative small-business advocacy organization Job Creators Network, filed Monday in federal court in New York, demands the immediate return of the game to Atlanta and $100 million in damages to local and state small businesses. The suit also seeks $1 billion in punitive damages. MLB, the MLB Players Association, Commissioner of Baseball …

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TX Gov Vows To Defund Legislature Over Dem Walkout

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would veto the section of the state budget that funds the Legislature hours after a Democratic walkout killed his priority elections bill. “No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” Abbott said in a tweet. “Stay tuned.” Late Sunday night, enough Democrats left the House to break a quorum and …

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Texas Dems Stage Midnight Walkout In Attempt To Stop Voter Suppression Bill, Governor Vows Special Session

The Texas Tribune reports: The sweeping overhaul of Texas elections and voter access was poised from the beginning of the session to pass into law. It had the backing of Republican leaders in both chambers of the Legislature. It had support from the governor. Democrats who opposed the bill, chiding it as a naked attempt of voter suppression, were simply …

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Texas Senate Pushes Through Voting Restrictions Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: In the course of several hours Saturday and early Sunday, Senate Republicans hurtled to move forward on a sweeping voting bill negotiated behind closed doors where it doubled in length and grew to include voting law changes that weren’t previously considered. Over Democrats’ objections, they suspended the chamber’s own rules to narrow the window lawmakers had …

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Texas Poised To Approve Sprawling Voting Restrictions

The New York Times reports: Texas lawmakers on Saturday finished drafting a bill that would impose a raft of new voting restrictions, setting up the likely passage of what would be among the most far-reaching laws in Republicans’ nationwide drive to overhaul elections systems and limit voting. The bill would tighten what are already some of the country’s strictest voting …

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Cheney Defends GOP Voter Suppression Bills [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told “Axios on HBO” that she won’t support Democrats in their fight against the GOP’s push for more restrictive voting laws — a sign that she’ll be no hero to the resistance. Ten days after losing her House Republican post, Cheney is trying to put former President Trump’s Big Lie about the election in …

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Texas Bill Would Cut Polling Places In Urban Areas

The Texas Tribune reports: The number of Election Day polling places in largely Democratic parts of major Texas counties would fall dramatically under a Republican proposal to change how Texas polling sites are distributed, a Texas Tribune analysis shows. Voting options would be curtailed most in areas with higher shares of voters of color. Relocating polling sites is part of …

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Leaked Video Shows Right Wing Group Boasting They Wrote Voter Suppression Bills: “Nobody Even Noticed”

Mother Jones reports: In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the country. “In some cases, we actually draft them for them,” she said, “or we …

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GOP Arizona Gov Signs Bill Allowing Purge Of Voter Rolls

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill making it easier to purge infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get a ballot each election. The Republican governor acted hours after state Senate Republicans approved the measure Tuesday over protests from Democrats and prominent business leaders who said the measure would suppress the …

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TODAY: Senate Begins Battle On Voting Rights Bill

CBS News reports: The Senate Rules Committee will consider amendments on Tuesday to S.1, the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill that Democrats claim is necessary to counter new voting restrictions being considered by multiple states. Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar announced last month that the committee would hold a “markup” session on the bill on May …

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Texas Advances Voting Limits After All-Night Debate

Reuters reports: The Texas House of Representatives on Friday backed a bill to bar election officials from sending voters unsolicited mail-in ballot applications, while giving party-affiliated poll watchers greater access to voting sites. The overnight vote in the Republican-controlled legislature followed the enactment of similar measures in Georgia and Florida in the wake of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election win. …

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DeSantis Signs Voter Suppression Bill Live On Fox News

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis went on Fox and Friends Thursday morning to sign into law a controversial voting restrictions bill passed last week by Florida lawmakers. The GOP-backed legislation, which the governor has also been a vocal supporter of, places new limits on ballot drop boxes, among other things. Critics of the bill have called the …

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Major Companies Push Back Against Texas Voting Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: With less than a month left in the legislative session — and Texas Republicans split on which package of proposals might cross the finish line — Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Unilever, Patagonia and two dozen other companies are urging state lawmakers not to pass new restrictions on voting. In the biggest pushback so far by business against the …

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FL Republicans Fear Vote-By-Mail Curb May Backfire

The Washington Post reports: Virtually every narrow Republican victor of the past generation — and there have been many, including two of the state’s current top officeholders, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott — owes their victory, at least in part, to mail voting. Now, some Florida Republicans are reacting with alarm after the GOP-dominated state legislature, with DeSantis’s …

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Florida Lawmakers Approve Voter Suppression Bill

NBC News reports: Florida’s Legislature passed an election bill Thursday that includes restrictions on drop boxes and voting by mail over the concerns of Democrats and voting rights activists that the restrictions would amount to voter suppression. Both the House and the Senate passed the bill Thursday after weeks of negotiations between Republicans in both bodies. The bill is poised …

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Ben Shapiro Buys Wood To Own The Libs [VIDEO]

From Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire: A group of black faith leaders in Georgia are targeting Home Depot — which has its headquarters in the state — and calling for a boycott of the company because it refuses to publicly criticize Georgia’s new voting law. The threat to boycott has prompted blowback online, including from prominent attorney Harmeet Dhillon, Fox News …

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TX Moves To Create Statewide Court To Thwart Dems

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate passed a bill Wednesday to create a new statewide court of appeals that would hear cases that have statewide significance — including ones that challenge state laws, the constitution or when the state or its agencies are sued. Currently, when such cases go to the intermediate appellate level, they are mostly heard by …

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Perkins: Big Business Wants To “Override Democracy”

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: A cartel is formed when business leaders conspire together on how to force people to pay the prices they demand. But what is it called when CEOs conspire to force people to play by their rules on voting, not prices? English has no word for it because American corporations have never attempted …

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GA Loses First Major Film Production Over Voting Law

The New York Times reports: Will Smith and the director Antoine Fuqua said on Monday that they were pulling their upcoming film production “Emancipation” out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, which has been denounced by activists as an effort to make voting harder for the state’s Black population. The slavery-era drama, which is being produced and …

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Georgia Gov: Voters In Line Can Just Order Uber Eats

The Huffington Post reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations. “They can order a pizza,” Kemp said on the conservative cable news network Newsmax. “They can order Grubhub or UberEats, right?” Among …

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