Thursday, July 29

Voting Rights

filibuster reform, For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Mark Warner, Politics, Senate, Voting Rights

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner will support’small carve-out’ on filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation

Sen. Mark Warner would back a "small carve-out" to the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation. Warner said he supports the For the People Act and lamented the raft of restrictive GOP-led voting bills. He lamented the result of the 2013 filibuster rule change as it pertains to the Supreme Court. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Just over half of Americans believe voting is a’fundamental right’ as states pass legislation tightening ballot access, Pew poll shows

Just over half of Americans believe that voting is "a fundamental right," a new Pew survey shows. The new poll comes as GOP-controlled states have enacted 30 laws that tighten voting access. The poll revealed partisan divides over whether voting is a right or a privilege. LoadingSomething is loading. Just over half of Americans believe that vo...
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Capitol police arrested Rep. Joyce Beatty as she led a demonstration to advocate for voting rights

Rep. Joyce Beatty was arrested by USCP after leading a demonstration at a Senate office Thursday. Beatty chairs the Congressional Black Caucus; she urged lawmakers to pass voting rights legislation. Capitol Police said nine were arrested at demonstrations "in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio was arrested by Capitol Police Thursday afternoon after leading a demonstration advocating for voting rights at a Senate office building.Beatty, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke outside the Capitol calling for the passage of the For the People Act — whi...
Congress, Politics, President Joe Biden, Voting Rights

In his first major voting rights speech, Biden to denounce GOP’s bills as’un-American’ restrictions’grounded in autocracy’

Biden will call voting laws'grounded in autocracy' and'un-American' in a Tuesday address. The president's planned address in Philadelphia is his first major voting rights speech. Biden is facing mounting pressure from voting rights activists to take more forceful action. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there’s still a glimmer of hope.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have died on the federal level, there is still hope to drive out people and protect voting at the state level. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Analysis, Politics, Supreme Court, Texas, Voting Rights

The Supreme Court gave Texas Republicans a boost as the state legislature takes up hotly-contested voting bills

Texas lawmakers are taking up legislation to tighten voting and election rules in a special session. And conservatives in the legislature got a boost from a major Supreme Court decision. The court raised the bar to prove racial discrimination in voting under the Voting Rights Act. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas lawmakers are reconvening for a special session beginning Thursday to take on a laundry list of conservative priorities including election reform — and Republicans in the legislature just got a boost from the US Supreme Court. The Supreme Court took up the case Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee ...
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Moderate Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr. says GOP-led restrictive voting bills’are about white supremacy’

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. criticized the raft of GOP-led voting laws being pursued across the country. "We're at a point of no return," he said after the Supreme Court upheld two restrictive Arizona laws. Casey said the GOP has concluded that it "can only win by voter suppression bills." Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats’ voting-rights bill’the biggest power grab’ in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Sunday blasted the Democrats' sweeping voting-rights bill, saying that even a compromise hashed out by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia would not pass muster.The "For the People Act," also known as HR1 or S.1., would end partisan gerrymandering, expan...