Democrats' bill to expand voting rights faces opposition from Republicans who want to shrink the minority vote: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

  

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Democrats' bill to expand voting rights faces opposition from Republicans who want to shrink the minority vote: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism
This Wednesday, the Senate took its first steps on a sweeping federal elections overhaul to expand voting rights and fight back against Republican efforts to making voting more difficult.The bill, called the For the People Act, "would usher in landmark changes to make it easier to vote, enact new ca...

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Lauren Boebert whines about smears from the 'Left' in plea for donations -- and it doesn't go well


Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) took to Twitter on Sunday morning to beg for donations while complaining at the same time that she is being "smeared" by "the Left."
In her tweet, the gun-toting GOP lawmaker who seems to spend a great deal of her time on Twitter insisted, "I need to send a STRONG message to the Left as they desperately try to smear me day in & day out."
Specifically, she wrote, "I've got a few days until the end-of-quarter fundraising deadline. I need to send a STRONG message to the Left as they desperately try to smear me day in & day out. Let's raise another $150,000 before the end of the quarter. Donate what you can today:" with a link to her website.
As you can imagine, critics flooded her comments --very few of them complimentary -- as you can see below:

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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Is it any wonder that the once Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln is now known merely as the gop?

Which rhymes with slop and flop. Let's stop the gop!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

It's pretty easy to vote now.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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2  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

What voting rights are being expanded by the Democrat's bill?

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Nerm_L @2    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @2.1    2 weeks ago

Just more bullshit the bill goes far beyond that; but the Democrats don't want to talk about those portions.

Like same day registration. No chance of fraud in that.

“SEC. 304. SAME DAY REGISTRATION .

“(a) In General .—

“(1) R EGISTRATION.—Each State shall permit any eligible individual on the day of a Federal election and on any day when voting, including early voting, is permitted for a Federal election—

“(A) to register to vote in such election at the polling place using a form that meets the requirements under section 9(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (or, if the individual is already registered to vote, to revise any of the individual’s voter registration information); and

“(B) to cast a vote in such election.

“(2) E XCEPTION.—The requirements under paragraph (1) shall not apply to a State in which, under a State law in effect continuously on and after the date of the enactment of this section, there is no voter registration requirement for individuals in the State with respect to elections for Federal office.

“(b) Eligible Individual .—For purposes of this section, the term ‘eligible individual’ means, with respect to any election for Federal office, an individual who is otherwise qualified to vote in that election.

“(c) Ensuring Availability Of Forms .—The State shall ensure that each polling place has copies of any forms an individual may be required to complete in order to register to vote or revise the individual’s voter registration information under this section.

How districts are drawn- going to the California model that the Democrats gamed so damn well that the Republicans lost 7 seats w/o losing any voters.

SEC. 2411. INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION .

(a) Appointment Of Members .—

(1) I N GENERAL.—The nonpartisan agency established or designated by a State under section 2414(a) shall establish an independent redistricting commission for the State, which shall consist of 15 members appointed by the agency as follows:

(A) Not later than October 1 of a year ending in the numeral zero, the agency shall, at a public meeting held not earlier than 15 days after notice of the meeting has been given to the public, first appoint 6 members as follows:

(i) The agency shall appoint 2 members on a random basis from the majority category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(A)).

(ii) The agency shall appoint 2 members on a random basis from the minority category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(B)).

(iii) The agency shall appoint 2 members on a random basis from the independent category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(C)).

(B) Not later than November 15 of a year ending in the numeral zero, the members appointed by the agency under subparagraph (A) shall, at a public meeting held not earlier than 15 days after notice of the meeting has been given to the public, then appoint 9 members as follows:

(i) The members shall appoint 3 members from the majority category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(A)).

(ii) The members shall appoint 3 members from the minority category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(B)).

(iii) The members shall appoint 3 members from the independent category of the approved selection pool (as described in section 2412(b)(1)(C)).

(2) R ULES FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS APPOINTED BY FIRST MEMBERS.—

(A) A FFIRMATIVE VOTE OF AT LEAST 4 MEMBERS.—The appointment of any of the 9 members of the independent redistricting commission who are appointed by the first members of the commission pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), as well as the designation of alternates for such members pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) and the appointment of alternates to fill vacancies pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4), shall require the affirmative vote of at least 4 of the members appointed by the nonpartisan agency under subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), including at least one member from each of the categories referred to in such subparagraph.

(B) E NSURING DIVERSITY.—In appointing the 9 members pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), as well as in designating alternates pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) and in appointing alternates to fill vacancies pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4), the first members of the independent redistricting commission shall ensure that the membership is representative of the demographic groups (including racial, ethnic, economic, and gender) and geographic regions of the State, and provides racial, ethnic, and language minorities protected under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a meaningful opportunity to participate in the development of the State’s redistricting plan.

In case the left wants to argue the damn point see posted article below. Democrats are so damn scummy it isn't even funny.

And of course H.R.1 seeks to make Washington DC a state. Ignoring the very reasons it has never been allowed to be a state.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) applauded the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives today, marking the first time in American history either chamber of Congress has endorsed statehood for the District of Columbia.  H.R. 1, a pro-democracy bill that includes numerous findings to expand democracy in the United States, contains extensive findings supporting statehood for D.C.  This achievement builds on Norton’s work to make D.C the 51st state and sets the stage for consideration of H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have both strongly endorsed D.C. statehood, and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has committed to holding a hearing and markup of H.R. 51 this year.

Just another power grab from Democrats. The District of Columbia when it was formed was put under the power of the Federal government. No state should have control of the Federal government; which is what making DC a state would do. Republicans have offered to let DC rejoin Maryland- which it was originally a part of; but Democrats aren't interested as they wouldn't get the extra seats in the House and Senate.

Krucoff is referring to his work advocating for Douglass County, Md ., an alternate proposal for gaining representation on Capitol Hill for the 702,000 Washingtonians who currently have limited voting rights. Rather than fight for statehood—ahem, “51st statehood,” as Krucoff constantly corrects—the idea is to retrocede into Maryland, and turn the vast majority of the city’s land into a new county in the Old Line State. For the past few years, Krucoff has gone to Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings, local street fairs, and more to spread the gospel about this idea. “That is the way we will gain our full voting rights, so that is the first tenet of the campaign,” says Krucoff, who works as a real estate executive. The fourth-generation Washingtonian is running as an independent rather than challenging longtime D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton in the June 2020 primary. His lack of political affiliation is part of his bid, too: he says he wants to “identify and eliminate cronyism on either side of the aisle” and “help transform Congress from a body which contains and is about partisan score-keeping to a body which is about problem solving.”

Simply put Democrats are trying to take away states rights to control their own elections by installing Federal Laws that they think will benefit themselves. It is all about keeping themselves in power.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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2.1.2  Nerm_L  replied to  JBB @2.1    2 weeks ago

That link doesn't provide information about what voting rights the Democrat's bill expands.  So, as usual, the question about what Democrats are doing remains completely unanswered by trying to shift the discussion to Republicans.  That's empty politics.  That's dirty politics.  That's Trump politics.  Democrats really are Trump.

Are Democrats trying to take credit for what is already in place?  The difficulty in explaining what voting rights the Democrat's bill is supposed to expand should tell us that our system of voting hasn't been restrictive.  Convenience is not a right but that's the only thing Democrats are offering.

 
 
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