Voter suppression update – 9/4/19

Texas voter fraud claim was phony

Missouri Republicans want to sabotage voting reforms

Republican voter suppression in Tennessee

Concentrate on gerrymandering and voter suppression

The Democrats in the House passed HR 1, a huge voting overhaul that has no chance at all in the Senate.

I think it would be better if they chopped it up into pieces. It would be easier to explain to the public if they concentrated on one item at a time.

I would start with gerrymandering. It is easy to show examples like Wisconsin and North Carolina. (Yes, Democrats did it in Maryland but this is almost entirely a Republican problem.) The public will understand and approve of the idea of fairness. Democrats also need to emphasize that when districts are redrawn like in Pennsylvania, it’s to promote fairness, not Democrats.

Since the Republicans won’t do anything, it should be easy to tag them as being opposed to fair elections. See the tweet below for a new study that shows obvious problems.

Same for voter suppression. Everyone should understand that all people who are eligible to vote should be able to vote. Republicans have made extensive suppression efforts in places like Georgia.

House Democrats pass election reform

Congratulations to House Democrats for passing the first major election reforms since the Watergate era. While people talk about Democratic divisions over Omar’s remarks, they should also note the complete unity on this bill. Republicans voted against it since they depend on gerrymandering and voter suppression. McConnell won’t even give it a hearing in the Senate. We need to have Democrats control Congress and the presidency to get fair elections.

Candidates should also be required to release specific medical records. Remember that Trump wrote his doctor’s letter.