“While SB 1 makes some changes that could expand access, namely increasing early voting hours in smaller, mostly Republican counties, the new law otherwise restricts how and when voters cast ballots. It specifically targets voting initiatives used by diverse, Democratic Harris County, the state’s most populous, by banning overnight early voting hours and drive-thru voting — both of which proved popular among voters of color last year.” Source: Texas voting bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott | The Texas Tribune
Changing demographics and partisanship are in a battle for democracy. What can we learn from Texas?
“With the deadline to register to vote in the January U.S. Senate races winding down in a week, there’s a major push from some Get Out the Vote organizations to especially get 18- to 29-year-olds on the books and registered to vote. The Georgia secretary of state’s office reports in the last four years, registration”
The Republican lawsuits have been in large part a complete failure. Lest we forget, these lawsuits aimed to disenfranchise voters in predominate people of color cities. This is voter suppression and discrimination. #votersuppression
“Black voters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Atlanta were crucial to Joe Biden’s victory. Those are also the places where President Trump’s campaign has targeted its legal efforts.”
As a former Deputy Chief in the DOJ Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, I can attest that the Biden administration has tremendous work to do to restore public confidence and increase institutional morale.
“Former leaders in the Justice Department’s civil rights division say the Biden team will have a heavy lift on its hands.”
Vote counts in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania are still under scrutiny as the Trump campaign has mounted legal challenges to election results in these states. Here are the important deadlines and dates for canvasses and vote certifications.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/12/vote-certification-deadlines-ga-mi-wi-nv-az-pa/
Over and over again over the past week, Trump’s lawyers have been forced to account for their lack of evidence. It often hasn’t gone well.