Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: voting rights

Why Raphael Warnock’s reelection could tip the balance for America’s economic...

“He’s there to work. He’s not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that.”

Democrats didn’t win—they simply held the line 

Yes, it was a relief that increasingly fascist Republicans didn’t sweep the midterms. But our democratic standards cannot fall so low as to accept a split Congress.

It’s only a mid-term—however daunting the threat

The remedy to fascist excess/ Is activist, real-world progress.

In Nevada County, a harbinger of the chaos that election deniers...

A hand count has been halted. Most voters won’t use computers to vote.

How the Biden administration caved to Republicans on fighting election disinformation

Despite a White House pledge to counter dangerous conspiracy theories, the Department of Homeland Security has pulled back on a comprehensive effort to address disinformation to help election workers.

Hand count halted in Nevada county as court rips pro-Trump official

Voters in Nye County, near Las Vegas, could tip the balance in close state and federal contests.

4.6 million Americans disenfranchised in 2022 midterm elections new report confirms

The Sentencing Project released a new report confirming one out of 50 Americans are disenfranchised despite half of the states scaling back voting restrictions for people with felony convictions.

A third of 2022 midterm voters may use mailed out-ballots

Growing numbers of voters will mark their ballots at home, latest data finds.

What the failure of Liz Truss’s economic agenda in the UK...

Britain’s rejection of Liz Truss’s trickle-down economics ought to serve as a warning to the United States, where midterm elections are about to commence.

Election deniers and defenders poised for next phase in voting wars

Unprecedented efforts by pro-Trump Republicans and election officials are targeting 2022’s general election.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.