I’m sure other red states will do this.
Most things proposed by Democrats are popular. Republicans don’t care.
Let’s be optimistic. Let’s say that Manchin and Sinema agree to bypass the filibuster and one or more voting rights bills pass and are signed into law by Biden. (I don’t think this will happen but just for sake of discussion, let’s say it does.)
This is what worries me:
Republicans would take this to the courts and it would go all the way to the Supreme Court. The right-wing Supreme Court has already shown they are not interested in voting rights when they gutted the 1965 law. They have said they will not interfere with partisan gerrymandering.
I would expect them to overturn any new voting laws and we’ll be right back where we are today. None of this will change until (if and when) we get a liberal majority on the Supreme Court.
I just saw this:
Even if Congress passes voting rights legislation to undo damage done by the Supreme Court and Republican states, the Supreme Court is likely to strike it down. This is very discouraging. We will only make progress in voting rights when the court doesn’t have a Republican-appointed conservative majority.
Republicans have made it very clear that they will suppress voting and make it easier to overturn elections. Biden is wrong to think Republicans will do anything to support voting rights.