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Texas county rejects half of mail-in ballot applications amid new voter restrictions

Denied ballots follow trend across state after Republicans imposed new rules following Trump’s baseless fraud claims Election officials in the Texas county that includes the…

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Trump loyalists form alliance in bid to take over election process in key states

‘Coalition of America First secretary of state candidates’ disclosed by Jim Marchant, who is running for secretary of state in Nevada Extreme Republicans loyal to…

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Ohio Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn state House, Senate maps

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down state House and Senate redistricting m… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/589462-ohio-supreme-court-strikes-down-gop-drawn-state-house-senate-maps Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Jan. 6 panel, Senate “out of sync” on election reform

The Jan. 6 select committee and the U.S. Senate are on a potential collision course over reforms to the Electoral Count Act — a law…

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Schumer promises vote on Senate rules changes by MLK Day

Senate Democrats will use Thursday’s anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to propel their efforts to pass sweeping voting rights legislation….

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Biden backs exception to filibuster for voting rights bills

President Biden says he supports creating an exception to the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to pass voting rights legislation over Republican opposition.Biden told…

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19 states enacted voting restrictions in 2021. What’s next?

Brennan Center for Justice releases a look ahead for 2022, an effort that builds on voting rights legislation in 2021. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/19-states-enacted-voting-restrictions-2021-rcna8342 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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DOJ Files Suit Challenging Texas’ Redistricting Plans Citing Violations Of The Voting Rights Act

Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty Controversy over redistricting and the development of statewide maps is not a new issue. But the increasingly partisan nature of…

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Voting rights of minorities denied in parts of US: UN expert

UN special rapporteur says Texas voting restrictions dilute rights of ethnic minorities, result in ‘gerrymandering’. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/22/voting-rights-of-minorities-denied-in-parts-of-us-un-expert Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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New laws in 19 states will make it harder to vote in 2022

Data: Brennan Center for Justice; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios Your ability to vote in 2022 will largely depend on where you live, as lawmakers in 25…

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Ohio Republicans plow ahead with go-it-alone redistricting — despite gerrymandering limits

Ohio voters in 2018 overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that put guardrails on state legislators ahead of the next redistricting. But now that Republicans in…

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Texas Lt. Gov’s $1MM bounty pays off by catching a Republican who voted twice

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick put up $1,000,000 of his campaign donor’s money to catch voter fraud in Texas. It took a while but they finally…

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Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

The vote, which is likely to take place Wednesday, might be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-vote-sweeping-voting-rights-bill-republicans-promise-filibuster-n1281651 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Voting bill seeks to crack down on gerrymandering

A new voting bill from Senate Democrats seeks to immediately address the most egregiously gerrymandered maps as states begin the once-a-decade redistricting cycle. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/573116-voting-bill-seeks-to-crack-down-on-gerrymandering…

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Senate Democrats unveil new voting rights bill

A group of Senate Democrats unveiled new voting rights legislation on Tuesday in another attempt by the party to pass sweeping changes to federal elections…

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Thousands expected in Washington, D.C., to march for voting rights

Thousands are expected in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to mobilize for voting rights as Congress and several states consider laws that could change ballot access….

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Texas House passes GOP-led election overhaul bill

The Texas state House passed a sweeping election overhaul bill on Friday after months of partisan fighting and a quorum-breaking walkout by Texas Democrats who…

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Texas state House speaker bans the word ‘racism’ amid voting bill debate

Texas State House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) on Thursday banned the word “racism” in the chamber after tensions flared while debating the highly disputed voting…

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Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster

With the Democratic-led House of Representatives expected to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, pressure is growing on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats…

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Dems fracture, and Texas state House regains quorum

The Texas state House has met quorum, more than a month after Democrats fled to D.C. to protest legislation to restrict voting. Democratic state legislators…

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House Democrats introduce John Lewis voting rights bill

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – one the most highly touted Democratic priorities this session – was introduced Tuesday, with the expectation that…

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Census Bureau data out today will shape the redistricting fight of this decade

Of concern is a 2019 decision that gives lawmakers clearance to manipulate districts for political purposes Happy Thursday, Continue reading… Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/12/census-bureau-data-redistricting-fight-to-vote Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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