Saturday, 31 July, 2021


Court fights against voting overhauls in Georgia, other states, no sure thing

Sen. Lindsey Graham says preventing voters from receiving food or water while as they wait in line to cast ballots doesn't make 'a whole lot of sense' Governor Quickly Signs New Voting Restrictions
Melba Vasquez | 29 March, 2021, 19:39

'We don't know quite exactly what we can do at this point.

Dubnik said the new law's provision requiring photo identification for absentee balloting follows suit with how one would provide photo identification to access other services.

The new law also forbids local officials from taking financial grants to help run their elections, narrows the window in which voters can request an absentee ballot and requires an ID to vote absentee by mail. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., admitted on Wednesday that Georgia's new GOP-backed voting law--which, among other things, makes it illegal to give food and water to Georgia voters waiting in line--doesn't "make a whole lot of sense".

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said: "I think anyone who saw that video would have been deeply concerned by the actions that were taken by law enforcement to arrest her when she simply, by the video that was provided, seemed to be knocking on the door to see if she could watch a bill being signed into law".

'It has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency.

These discriminatory Republican efforts will not just negatively affect the voting rights of people of color, but the elderly, Alaskan Natives living in our many village communities and white rural voters as well.

She similarly would not detail her conversations with Trump or say whether they involved the new voting fights.

"This is about what is fundamental to our identity as an American people - one person, one vote".

In a video, Biden said, "What I'm anxious about is how un-American this whole initiative is".

Still, Republican lawmakers believe the bill will go a long way to restoring voter confidence in the state's elections. Crucially, the law increases the control the state legislature has over the election machinery. 'In 1965, the States could be divided into two groups: those with a recent history of voting tests and low voter registration and turnout, and those without those characteristics, ' he said.

"It's an atrocity, ' Biden told reporters, comparing the restrictions to racist 'Jim Crow" laws, which were put in place in Southern states in the decades after the 1861-65 U.S. Civil War to legalize racial segregation and disenfranchise black citizens.

"This law, like so many others being pursued by Republicans in statehouses across the country is a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience", Biden said. It's being called Jim Crow 2.0. 'We're about to learn much more about exactly of how the court understands the constitutional dimensions of the right to vote and the Voting Rights Act'.

"This is Jim Crow in the 21st Century", Biden said in his statement. If you're a Black Republican, you're either a prop or Uncle Tom.

Mitchell's most public involvement in the voting wars came in participation on Trump's call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2.

Leigh Miller, vice chair for the Hall County Democrats calls the bill's passage a "national embarrassment" that actively impedes Georgians to vote.

"Recount afta recount and court case afta court case e still uphold di integrity and outcome of clearly free, fair, and secure democratic process", na wetin Oga Biden tok for statement, e release on Friday. "President Biden, the left, and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box".

Biden became the first Democratic presidential contender to win the state since 1991 past year, and in January's Senate runoff elections in January, both Democratic candidates were victorious. Since President Biden's inauguration, lawmakers have introduced more than 250 bills that would make it harder to vote-not only in battleground states like Georgia (where a troubling new law was enacted last week) and Arizona, but even in conservative strongholds like Nebraska and South Dakota. Georgia became a focus of the election and its aftermath with two recounts and ongoing investigation into whether Trump and his allies acted illegally in their efforts to try to overturn the result.

A SC proposal would give lawmakers new oversight of the members appointed to the now independent State Election Commission.

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