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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:38 PM

Courts' Republican Appointees Are Dismantling Voting Rights: Study [View all]

Source: MSN

A study commissioned by a group that favors expanding the U.S. Supreme Court found that Republican-appointed judges and justices in 2020 have repeatedly ruled in favor of making it harder for Americans to vote.

The “Anti-Democracy Scorecard” study from the group Take Back the Court found that on election-related cases, Republican appointees interpreted the law in a way that hindered voting access 80% of the time, as compared to 37% of the time with Democratic appointees.

Among judges and justices appointed by President Donald Trump, that figure jumped to 85%.

Take Back the Court included all cases that federal judges and Supreme Court justices voted on this year that concerned litigants “seeking freedom to vote, ballot access, or lowered signature requirements,” the group said. The group used nine different litigation-tracking databases to identify the cases. Overall, it counted 309 votes by judges in 175 decisions.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/courts-republican-appointees-are-dismantling-voting-rights-study/ar-BB1a6ImX?li=BBnb7Kz

This just reinforces why Republicans are rushing to appoint a Supreme Court replacement. This is why we need to fight for every Senate seat given that Republicans are afraid of Democracy and are looking for partisan, racist hacks whose fidelity is to the Republican party, rather than rule of law.

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