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Republican Lame-Duck Sessions try to strip power from incoming Democrats | FiveThirtyEightDemocrats have counterproposed that concealed-carry permits be handled by law enforcement, which actually makes sense, but so far Republicans are having none of it. They’re dedicated to stripping the ag commissioner of authority and giving it once again to a Republican.
There’s no telling how hard they’ll kowtow to the NRA on this, but for now it looks like we have four GOP states that are desperately trying to strip elected officials of power in lame duck sessions before Democrats take over.
Gee, isn't is amazing that wise Republicans, so intent on eliminating vote fraud, never passed laws that controlled absentee ballots?The fraud in NC involved "ballot harvesting", which is actually legal in California. Ballot harvesting seems to involve people going around collecting absentee ballots from people. In NC it seems ballots were destroyed or there were multiple votes by one person (one in NC seems to have voted 40 times). Its worth looking at weather ballot harvesting should be banned in California but its unlikely to be. Ballot harvesting I think is illegal in NC.
Seems they did this in CA.I find it hard to believe millions of people would hand their ballot to some randomer who turns up at their door, unless they have a screw loose.
I think that SC will get asked to decide on voting rights and it will be applicable to ALL states.SCOTUS refusing to hear appeal of NC gerrymandering case. Rick Hasen, the voting rights analyst, believes SCOTUS almost certainly will hear the case eventually. 4 justices would need to agree to hear it for it to be heard.
Breaking: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Austin, Texas Low Campaign Contributions Case, Takes No Action on North Carolina Gerrymandering Petition | Election Law Blog
Ugh. Gorsuch reminds me of the type of intentionally unmotivated, unimaginative, and utterly useless Irish official with the "Sure it''ll be grand/Don't worry about a thing/What do you expect me to do about it" attitude and Bruce Hornsby's critical ballad "The way it is".SCOTUS heard a gerrymandering case today involving GOP gerrymandering (North Carolina) and Dem gerrymandering (Maryland) Gorsuch and Roberts appeared sceptical of intervening in the question, though Kavanaugh appeared more sympathetic as did Elena Kagan.
Supreme Court divided on solution for heavily gerrymandered districts
Kavanaugh's sympathy shouldn't be unexpected given he's of a GOP political family and a born and bred current resident of Maryland. Maryland is a solid blue state with gerrymandering and thus one of the cases before him. I hope it translates into him fixing this problem that's plagued the nation since its beginning and getting worse.“We might pluck a number out of the air,” said Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who appeared skeptical of efforts to find a universal solution. He suggested states might tackle the matter on their own.
Yet Justice Elena Kagan said the problem won’t heal itself if left to the political vagaries of the states.
“Justice Gorsuch’s attempts to save what’s so dramatically wrong here, which is the court leaving this all to professional politicians who have an interest in districting according to their own partisan interests, seems to fail,” Justice Kagan said.