Category Archives: Vote Suppression

Truth to Power

This takes some brass ovaries: Our nation lost a civil rights giant one year ago today. John Lewis was a personal hero of mine — a man of principle and courage, who encapsulated all the qualities of a true leader. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, civil rights, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Vote Suppression, voting | 7 Comments

Texas Gives Manchin and Sinema an Object-Lesson on Voting Rights

As Senators Manchin and Sinema sit around defending the rights of senators to filibuster, the Democrats of the Texas Legislature high-tailed their, uh, tails out of Texas for 30 days to prevent Gov. Abbott from attacking voting rights during a … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Debate Club

Here’s what happened with the Senate yesterday: The 50 Democrats in the Senate who voted to debate the For The People Act represent 43 million more Americans than the 50 GOP senators who oppose it. Which of course means that … Continue reading

Posted in Amply Be-Chinned #MoscowMitch McConnell, The Coup Klux Klan (Republicans), Vote Suppression, voting | 6 Comments

Breaking: Manchin Votes to Debate!

Manchin: “Today I will vote ‘YES’ to move to debate this updated voting legislation as a substitute amendment to ensure every eligible voter is able to cast their ballot and participate in our great democracy.” — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June … Continue reading

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Big Day For Democracy in D.C.

Hey guys, today is a BIG DAY in DC… The Senate begins debate —MAYBE!— on the For the People Act, and DC Statehood gets a hearing! What could go wrong? “All of them, Katie!” Democracy’s last gasp, er, Sen. Joe … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Well, Sen. Manchin, our democracy was nice while it lasted, and thanks tons: EXCLUSIVE: Georgia releases list of 102K voter registrations to be canceled Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday made public the names of nearly … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 Pie Fight, Georgeduh, Vote Suppression, voting | 3 Comments

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News The terrible sand people of the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan are taking matters into their own hands: YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert Monday morning that some … Continue reading

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Quid Meets Quo, Goes Pro (Joe Manchin, Cont.)

The trash panda of the Senate, Joe Manchin gets his bipartisan talking points from the Wingnuttian US Chamber of Commerce: In a new column published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the For The … Continue reading

Posted in Bastards, Joe Manchin, Vote Suppression, voting | 6 Comments

Texas AG Explains Why We Need To Pass the For the People Act

Texas’ AG and very crooked person Ken Paxton is bragging that he stopped mail-in ballot applications and that gave Hair Füror the victory in Texas: Texas AG Ken Paxton said yesterday that if he hadn’t been successful with lawsuits to … Continue reading

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Sen. Manchin: We Must Destroy Democracy to Save Democracy

Sounds like a hard “no” vote to me: “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening blinds of our democracy… The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan … Continue reading

Posted in Joe Manchin, The Coup Klux Klan (Republicans), Vote Suppression, voting | 12 Comments