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Republicans Lost In This Election -- So What Are They Doing?

Posted on the 06 February 2021 by Morage @kebmebms

America needs to know and note just what Republicans are doing right now, across much of the nation, state by state, to change our elections and votes. It's going on now.
Republicans Lost In This Election -- So What Are They Doing?

'Downright Scary': In 2021 Alone, GOP Introduces 100+ Voter Suppression Bills in 28 States

They are trying to disenfranchise as many American votes and voters as they can. 
That is, ladies and gentlemen, they, Republicans, are trying to make sure that fewer and fewer of us can and do vote. They are trying to take away our vote.  It's the only way they can get into office and then stay there. The fewer of us that can vote, the more likely Republicans can gain and keep office. Most usually, this is done by disenfranchising the votes of minorities, Blacks and Hispanics and Latinx citizens and voters.
Already this year, 106 bills have been introduced in 28 states—including 17 under complete GOP control, where passage is more likely—to undermine access to the franchise. According to the Brennan Center's report, "These proposals primarily seek to: (1) limit mail voting access; (2) impose stricter voter ID requirements; (3) limit successful pro-voter registration policies; and (4) enable more aggressive voter roll purges."
"These bills," the report argues, "are an unmistakable response to the unfounded and dangerous lies about fraud that followed the 2020 election."
...The GOP has been trying to undercut efforts to expand voting access for years. "A decade ago," Berman wrote, "Republicans passed new voter ID laws and other efforts to curtail voting rights when they took power in the states following [former President] Barack Obama's election."
But now, he added, "Republicans are taking their assault on voting rights to the next level." Like the Brennan Center, Berman attributed the surge in anti-democracy legislation to Trump's failed bid to subvert the will of the people in last year's election.
According to Berman, the GOP is "trying to accomplish through legislation what Trump couldn't with litigation. All in all, these efforts amount to the most concerted attempts to roll back voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965."

Our path forward this moment:
"Democrats have a clear choice. They can get rid of the filibuster to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act to stop GOP voter suppression, or they can allow the GOP to undermine democracy for the next decade."
We have to stop this. We have to stop them. We can't let them take our vote, our votes. We can't let them disenfranchise Americans. We can't let them steal elections any more than any other political party should be able to.
Additional link:
The Plot Against America: The GOP’s Plan to Suppress the Vote and Sabotage the Election
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