GQP Means Business: Voter Suppression is Jim Crow 2

Yesterday the Coup Klux Clan (Hi Gov. Kemp!) who run the state of Georgeduh finished ramming through changes to Georgia election laws, which:

  • establishes strict voter ID requirements
  • reduces the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots
  • cuts down on early voting
  • gives themselves the power to step in and override local election officials
  • cuts the time period voters have to request absentee ballots
  • makes it easier for state officials to take over local elections boards
  • allows challenges to voting eligibility
  • criminalizes any attempt to approach voters in line, even if only to give them food or water
  • “[R]eplace the elected secretary of state as the chair of the state election board with a new appointee of the legislature after Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger rebuffed [former President] Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results”

…and thus does put H.R. 1 and S. 1 squarely in the spotlight as being needed. Republican lawmakers have proposed at least 253(!) new laws to restrict voting access in 43 states across the country. 

It also makes eliminating the filibuster as the #1 method to do it, and this of course makes obvious liar amply be-chinned Moscow Mitch’s assertion that the Filibuster has a noble history and nuthin’ to do with Jim Crow into an obvious lie.

Senators. Angus King, Manchin, Sinema were all playing some sort of Kabuki theater about preserving it, but this new development just put them in the spotlight as being for Jim Crow 2 if they don’t act. That’s not a place one wants to be.

UPDATE 1: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said she’s against eliminating the filibuster, and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) said she has concerns, like a common Susan Collins.

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13 Responses to GQP Means Business: Voter Suppression is Jim Crow 2

  1. donnah says:

    Bust the filibuster or modify it so it actually represents democracy. We’re already seeing these hate laws being passed in key states with more to follow. We have to wrestle the power from Republicans and get back on track now, because they’ve been setting this upheaval in voter’s rights for years.

    Get rid of the filibuster, pass the House-approved Voting Rights bill, and shut these fuckers down. And we need to be networking in every state to get everyone registered to vote, provide transportation and ID verification for those who lack it, and be super aggressive about securing the rights we should have. Arizona and Georgia bills and now laws must be busted.

    It seems we can never rest or celebrate the progress we make. Republicans never rest in their pursuit of racist rules and we have to stop them at every turn.

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  2. julesmomcat says:

    The RethugliKKKans’ biggest enemy? Democracy.

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  3. tengrain says:

    What Donnah said, every word.

    Rgds,

    TG

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  4. lofgren says:

    Much like owning guns or wearing a mask, voting should be a personal choice. If these Republicans don’t think people should vote, they can stay home.

    What’s that? My vote has dramatic effects on your life, so simply opting out won’t save you? Please refer to masks and guns, above.

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    • Whoa there, pardner! You don’t wanna go too far out with that ‘personal choice’ stuff, some uppity wimmens might just start to think about other things that might be considered a ‘personal choice’!

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      • lofgren says:

        What a woman does with her body is a personal matter between her doctor and her husband, and I would never interfere with that.

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  5. What the ever loving fuck is it about these lily white NH dems that they cannot see what’s in front of their faces, that the GQP is busily knifing democracy in the back, and they have ‘concerns’.

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  6. MDavis says:

    For some reason he did it behind closed doors. I wonder what he was hiding.

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  8. Meremark says:

    The Executive is not the only branch of govt grown bonsai with coercion of CIA.
    Outside the pressure one cannot imagine such pressure. Or, un-empowered persons know not what ‘corrupt’ feels like.

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  10. Jimmy T says:

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  11. Having lived in MA, the word about NH is the they’re the WV of the NE states. Beautiful but backwards.

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