Republican, Independent, and Democratic Americans have the same basic idea of a successful life in the United States. Sure, there are single-issue differences, but the real problem comes from the GOP lawmakers. The entire Democracy pivots upon Americans’ voting rights, but the GOP knows its numbers are dwindling and will do anything to win, anything.
President Joe Biden decided to mark the Selma anniversary by signing an executive order that would make certain the 250-plus bills in 43 states to “restrict voting access” were duds, according to Reuters. The new president’s executive order would make it easier to vote.
Republicans have been seriously alarmed that their voter- suppression tool did not work in 2020. They lost their Senate, the House, and the White House. However, Donald Trump had a great deal to do with this loss.
State lawmakers have taken up the mantel and charged right into the crowds of Americans wielding their new bills to keep people from voting, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice.
A senior administration official spoke to reporters:
‘Our nation just witnessed an unprecedented insurrection in the Capitol. And we are in the midst of newly aggressive attacks on voting rights taking place right now in state legislatures all across the country. As the president frames it in the executive order …’
‘it is our duty to ensure that registering to vote and the act of voting be made simple and easy for all those eligible to do so.’
Dubbed “Bloody Sunday,” state troopers and police went after civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The march was protesting “racial discrimination at the voting booth:”
House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation to update voting procedures and require states to turn over the task of redrawing congressional districts to independent commissions.’
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has held the senators in check. Since it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill and none of the Republicans appear to join the Democrats, a new bill’s chances have not looked good.
Back to Biden’s executive order. Federal agencies must provide their plans to expand voter registration and educate the public about voter access. In addition, the president ordered the U.S. Chief Information Officer to update the government’s digital services and websites, which is a huge project. That infrastructure has been crumbling.
The federal agencies’ plans include helping states with voter registration, order the General Services Administration (GSA)’s plan to update the Vote.gov site. It must also show its rules to “increase voting access for federal employees, overseas voters, and active-duty military members.”
Democratic legislators would then be able to make voting already made significant efforts to impede voting, especially in Black and brown communities. Their terrible 2020 losses motivated them.
Trump lied about the 2020 election being “rigged.” He claimed that vote-by-mail was decayed and susceptible to fake votes. One of his last acts was a failed, attempted coup on January 6. Then, he hoped to interrupt the election counting process, take out Vice President Mike Pence, and go after Democratic lawmakers.
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