Category: black electoral politics

VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

June 3, 2021
“I think that Vice President Harris herself personifies the need for voting rights to be extended,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, who attended the speech in Tulsa, said in an interview. “When she’s on the phone or walks into an office, we’re looking at the reason we need voting rights.”Michael Waldman, the president of the Brennan

Republican swindlers vexed by failure to profit off Teflon Joe

June 2, 2021
Then came the revelation that House Republicans were rerunning Donald Trump’s fundraising scam—automatically inflating a donor’s intended donation or making it recurring unless the giver opted out of doing so. Perhaps they’ve forgotten the Trump campaign had to refund tens of millions in donations.  Now it appears Republicans have almost entirely stripped Biden out of

Mike Flynn Uses Memorial Day To Call For A Military Coup To Overthrow Biden

June 1, 2021
Convicted felon Gen. Mike Flynn advocated for a military coup in the United States to overthrow President Biden. Video: Here is video of former general and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn calling for a Myanmar-like coup to replace the sitting U.S. president with Donald Trump. The talk of war is very real. pic.twitter.com/1GoP5OG1He — justin

Democrats stage mass walkout, prevent vote on Texas election law bill

May 31, 2021
Texas Democrats staged a mass walkout late Sunday night as a last-ditch effort to stave off a vote on a GOP “election integrity” initiative that would overhaul the state’s voting laws, reports said.  “Members, take your key and leave the chamber discreetly,” state Rep. Chris Turner, the Democratic caucus chair of the house, wrote in

Fox News Attacks Kamala Harris For Memorial Day Weekend Tweet Then Shoots Itself In The Foot

May 30, 2021
Fox News attacked Vice President Harris for wishing everyone a happy long weekend and then promptly did the same thing. Here is the tweet that Fox News tried to gin up into a controversy: Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW — Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021 Aaron Rupar caught what Fox did next:

Texas Republicans Finalize Major Bill of Voting Limits

May 29, 2021
Texas lawmakers on Saturday finished drafting a bill that would impose a raft of new voting restrictions, setting up the likely passage of what would be among the most far-reaching laws in Republicans’ nationwide drive to overhaul elections systems and limit voting.The bill would tighten what are already some of the country’s strictest voting laws,

Biden’s jobs and family plans are broadly popular—but only if people know about them

May 28, 2021
A Politico/Morning Consult poll this week highlighted one of the challenges the White House still faces in both passing President Joe Biden’s agenda and then getting credit for it with voters next year. The survey found that 61% of respondents were not familiar with the “American Jobs Plan” and 62% were not familiar with the

Multi-Millionaire Sean Hannity Says Americans Should Get a Second Job Rather Than Accepting Government Assistance

May 27, 2021
For the last few decades, average Americans have fallen behind. The costs of housing and college have furiously accelerated while wage growth has remained relatively stagnant. This was especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Biden has promised to help close that gap. And the idea of closing the wage gap is popular with voters

After Skirting Filibuster Fight for Months, Democrats Near a First Battle

May 27, 2021
WASHINGTON — With a showdown coming over the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol assault, Democrats are finally bumping up against the limits of what they can accomplish in the evenly divided Senate without changes to the filibuster rules.Republicans who see the commission as a threat to their midterm election

He Fought Trump’s 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots.

May 26, 2021
Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, earned widespread praise for his staunch defense of the election results in his state last year in the face of growing threats and pressure from former President Donald J. Trump.As Mr. Trump spread falsehoods about the election, Mr. Raffensperger vocally debunked them, culminating in a 10-page
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