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Wed Mar 24, 2021, 06:12 PM

Guardian: US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage 'coordinated onslaught' on voting rights

This is such an important article. Please read/comment/recommend to others.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/24/democracy-under-attack-america-us-voting-rights-republicans

Seizing on Donald Trump’s lies about fraud in the 2020 election, Republicans have launched a brazen attack on voting, part of an effort to entrench control over a rapidly changing electorate by changing the rules of democracy. As of mid-February, 253 bills were pending to restrict voting in 43 states. Many of those restrictions take direct aim at mail-in and early voting, the very policies that led to November’s record turnout.

“The fragility of democracy has been exposed at levels that I think even white America was blind to,” said Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter.

Republicans have openly talked about their intentions. “Everybody shouldn’t be voting,” John Kavanagh, a Republican in the Arizona state legislature, told CNN earlier this month. “Quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of votes, as well.”

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Reply Guardian: US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage 'coordinated onslaught' on voting rights (Original post)
erronis Mar 2021 OP
triron Mar 2021 #1
BComplex Mar 2021 #3
triron Mar 2021 #6
BComplex Mar 2021 #9
triron Mar 2021 #10
dickthegrouch Mar 2021 #2
monkeyman1 Mar 2021 #4
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #5
ck4829 Mar 2021 #7
Martin Eden Mar 2021 #8

Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 06:33 PM

1. And Manchin doesn't give a shit.

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. Manchin, because he doesn't give a shit, is complicit.

And I'm pretty sick of him. We need MORE democratic senators to overcome the conservatives in our ranks.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 10:11 PM

6. Without HR1 that becomes exponentially more difficult.

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Response to triron (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 09:59 AM

9. Exactly! Plus it creates another generation of republican rule in this country

that, I'm afraid at this point, will mean the end of our democracy. The republicans have been on a steady trajectory toward fascism.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 10:44 AM

10. Either Manchin doesn't care or is blind to this.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 06:34 PM

2. In that case quality of the candidates is also fair game /nt

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 09:02 PM

4. we don't have to worry - rudy is on the job for the republican's

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 09:07 PM

5. K&R!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 01:32 AM

7. K&R

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:47 AM

8. They don't appeal to voters, so they try to repeal voters

... under the guise of "protecting" the integrity of the vote.

What they're really trying to do, of course, is protect the whiteness of the vote.

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