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THREAD: Republicans in multiple states are using their #lameduck legislative sessions to cheat the system in a blatant attempt to entrench their own power and undermine the will of the voters. Craziness has been going down in WI, MI, NC, and OH. Let’s dig in: 1/
Last week, Wisconsin passed measures to cut early voting and strip powers from the incoming Dem Governor @Tony4WI & Attorney General @JoshKaulWI. This was after Republicans lost all statewide offices in November. #WIPowerGrab. #WisconsinisWatching 2/
If that sounds desperate and shady to you, oh, it was. The GOP was literally handing out copies of their hastily written bills and Dems had to beg for time to read them before voting literally in the middle of the night. (I know because I was up waiting all night!) 3/
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Here is some real talk that’s an all-to-painful gut punch: we’ve lost #SCOTUS for a generation. But we still have a source of hope: To stop the bad and advance the good, we need to win back the States. (And we can do it.) A thread. #whystatesmatter
☹️Worried about fair voting access? Justified. The #SCOTUS conservative majority has consistently upheld state laws that brazenly suppress voting. Last year, they allowed OH to purge voters from the rolls and in the process protected similar laws in 6 states. BUT THERE IS HOPE!
🙂With different leadership in state legislatures, proposals that restrict voting access would be DOA. & with new majorities in purple or even red states, those same legislative chambers can protect voting! That's already happened in blue-majority states WA & OR. #whystatesmatter
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