- Dec 14, 2011
To be expected of Moscow Mitch who prefers permanent GOP undemocratic control subject to what he owes to foreign interests that assist him in that goal.Senate Majority leader McConnell blocks 2 election security bills. One would have required use of paper ballots. A second would have required candidates to report offers of help from foreign govts to the FBI. Accuses his critics in media of "modern day McCarthyism" and "gaslighting".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), under fire for blocking two election security bills, hit back on Monday comparing the attacks against him to “modern-day McCarthyism.”thehill.com
Also reports today that the Republicans in Wisconsin may try another gerrymander by asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn a 54 year old ruling that the assembly can't redistrict Congressional districts by using a joint session to get around the governors veto. Wisconsin is one of the most gerrymandered states (about as much as North Carolina), In one recent election, the Dems won 51% of the vote there but only 36% of the Congressional House seats. Most of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is Republican following years of Scott Walker's former governorship.
Again, no surprise….Remember the Florida referendum that passed and was supposed to legalise voting rights for felons?
The GOP legislature has watered it down. Now, in order to regain voting rights, felons will have to pay all court ordered fines and restitution, and will have to do so before they complete their sentence.
People also voted for gay marriage bans, black slavery and Jim Crow and such.Judge temporarily blocks implementation of NCs voter ID law for the March Democratic primary.
The people of North Carolina overwhelmingly voted for the voter ID law in a referendum. The Dems oppose Voter ID.
You mean the kind of voter ID law where a government issued student card isn't accepted but a gun license is?People also voted for gay marriage bans, black slavery and Jim Crow and such.
Putting civil rights up to a vote is like two wolves and a sheep voting for the supper menu. Voting is a right, not a mere liberty interest privilege.
Whilst I don't oppose voter ID laws entirely as a concept, they must be extremely carefully tailored to avoid the intended right-denying and table-tilting mischief they are well documented to do in most forms.
That is particularly true in NC if you've been paying attention to the news since the American Revolution.
The 50 counties that saw the highest growth in black and Latino population had 542 polling sites close between 2012 and 2018, while the 50 counties with the lowest black and Latino population growth saw just 34 closures. The closures came despite the population in the top 50 counties rising by 2.5 million while the 50 counties that had just 34 closures saw their population fall by 13,000.