Posts Tagged ‘Voter Suppression’

June 15th, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

If GOP’s Arizona “audit” was a sham, its Wisconsin “audit” is a circus

If the Arizona GOP’s 2020 election “audit” was a sham, the Wisconsin GOP’s sham “audit” is a three-ring circus. Its star performer is Michael Gableman (bio here), a GOP political operative who served a single tumultuous term on Wisconsin’s supreme court. Gab[...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

May 19th, 2022 - 3:07 pm § in Politics, Racism

What a GOP governor will do to Pennsylvania elections

Doug Mastriano, who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Trump rally (but not the Capitol riot following the rally) and is a persistent election denier, won the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday. Here’s what a commenter on predicted he’ll do if elected in Nov[...]

April 18th, 2022 - 2:25 pm § in Politics

How do you define a “fair election”?

Rioting, phoned death threats to election workers, and sham audits didn’t work, so now they want to run elections themselves. And they have their own ideas about what a “fair election” is. For example, in Ohio, former GOP legislator John Adams is running for secretary of state, the[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 10:19 pm § in America, Democrats, Politics

How Republicans plan to seize power

“Republicans” used to describe adherents of one of America’s two major political parties; but more recently, the term has come to denote a broad cultural movement with specific aims, characteristics, and implications — with quite a few tribal traits. For that reason, some peo[...]

January 11th, 2022 - 8:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics

Voting rights take center stage

President Biden is making a renewed push to get voting rights through Congress to protect the right of Americans to choose their leaders. But GOP obduracy and the Senate filibuster stand in the way. Biden finally endorsed changing the rule in a much-anticipated Georgia speech on Tuesday, January 11,[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University of Florida orders profs not to testify in voting rights case

The university’s explanation is they “were not authorized” to serve as witnesses and their testimony would “pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida” and “create a conflict for the University of Florida.” Read story here. [...]

July 11th, 2021 - 9:16 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

GOP terrorism in Texas

Texas, like other states, has complicated voting laws. Too complicated for ordinary people to understand. But that’s no excuse. If you vote — or even attempt to vote — in Texas by mistake, you can go to prison for years. But only if you’re black. First there was the case of C[...]

May 9th, 2021 - 11:59 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Polls: Biden’s flying high — for now

Joe Biden is a popular president. Most polls show his approval rating in mid- to high-50s. RealClearPolitics is a good source for up-to-date poll results, which you can find here. And now, “The percentage of Americans who said the country is generally headed in the right direction has nearly d[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 4:17 pm § in Politics, Racism

Georgia’s GOP governor to voters: “Order Uber Eats”

“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,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. “They can order a pizza. They[...]