Author Topic: Republicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting  (Read 130 times)

rightleft22

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Its a neat trick
Make claims of election fraud without proof then use that claim, and that some people believe it, to justify creating new laws to restrict voting.

Nice

Don't look at reassessing policies or the type of person selected you will follow... no change the rules to make it easier for you to win.

TheDrake

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Re: Republicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 12:35:32 PM »
"TALLAHASSEE, FL—In an effort to streamline the state’s electoral process, Florida Republicans introduced a new bill to the legislature Thursday that would establish ballotless voting in disenfranchised communities. “We’ve eliminated the complex and insecure process of casting a ballot so that voters from underserved communities don’t have to worry about going to the polls or mailing anything in,” said co-sponsor Rep. Chris Sprowls of the popular proposal, which had already garnered unanimous support among Republicans in the House and Senate. “Come voting day, voters will be able to walk right up to the doors of their polling place, then turn around. No lines, no worry. We’ve listened to your concerns, and are confident that ballotless voting will address them.” At press time, Sprowls added that the bill would also help fight voter fraud by eliminating the likelihood of votes being erroneously counted."

The Onion

yossarian22c

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Re: Republicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 01:36:20 PM »
So many of these bills are travesties. To combat mail voting "fraud" they are going to restrict the days and hours that counties can offer early voting. In Arizona they want to give the legislature explicit authority to ignore the vote and appoint the electors they want. Lots of shady crap in Georgia as well. Its death by 1,000 cuts to the ability to easily and safely vote.

yossarian22c

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Re: Republicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 04:45:05 PM »
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Over objections from Democrats, Georgia House Republicans passed a sweeping elections bill that would enact more restrictions on absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes.

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/972631655/georgia-house-passes-elections-bill-that-would-limit-absentee-and-early-voting

Really important to limit those early voting times, particularly the ones democrats organize around.