GOP has already become party of Marjorie Taylor Greene at state level, introducing wave of new voter suppression laws based on unhinged conspiracy theories

This is huge scandal that should be getting as much attention as Trump’s plot to overturn election motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
GOP voter suppression plans:

-roll back every aspect of mail voting

-end automatic & Election Day registration

-pass onerous new voter ID laws

-allow GOP legislatures to overturn will of voters

-gerrymander Electoral College results
Dems have a clear choice: they can get rid of filibuster to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act to stop GOP voter suppression

Or they can allow GOP to undermine democracy for next decade

The stakes couldn’t be higher Image
On first day of Black History Month Georgia Republicans introduced NINE bills to make it harder to vote, including ending automatic voter registration, no-excuse absentee voting & mail ballot drop boxes. This would be one of worst voter suppression laws ever passed Image
Arizona Republicans have introduced 34 BILLS to make it harder to vote, including ending mail voting, purging list of voters automatically receiving mail ballots, cutting # of polling places in Maricopa County from 100 to 15 & allowing GOP legislature to overturn will of voters Image
Pennsylvania Republicans have introduced 14 BILLS to make it harder to vote, including ending no-excuse absentee voting, which all but 2 Republicans voted for, throwing out mail ballots for minor errors & gerrymandering the courts so they can’t strike these laws down Image
106 bills introduced in 28 states already this year to restrict voting access finds @BrennanCenter

That's 3x as high as last year

"These bills are unmistakable response to the unfounded and dangerous lies about fraud that followed the 2020 election."

brennancenter.org/our-work/resea… Image
“Republicans are taking their assault on voting rights to the next level—trying to accomplish through legislation what Trump couldn’t with litigation. These efforts are the most concerted attempts to roll back voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965” Image
I can’t stress this enough: Democrats now have the power to stop GOP voter suppression by passing John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act

But if they keep anti-democratic filibuster & do nothing they’ll allow GOP to undermine democracy for next decade & beyond
In 2015 white election board members in majority-Black town of Sparta GA tried to purge 20% of Black voters from rolls & sent police to serve them summons

GOP state rep defended it

He's now chair of House "election integrity" commission designed to make it harder to vote Image
Marjorie Taylor Greene has been kicked off committees but her big lie conspiracy theories are already being weaponized by state level Republicans to steal the next election through a wave of new voter suppression laws after their last coup failed motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
.@staceyabrams: "Democrats in Congress must fully embrace their mandate to fast-track democracy reforms that give voters a fair fight, rather than allowing undemocratic systems to be used as tools and excuses to perpetuate that same system" washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/… Image
.@marceelias notes that in 2013 North Carolina Republicans passed sweeping voter suppression law that court found targeted Black voters "with almost surgical precision"

"It's almost like Georgia is picking up where North Carolina left off"
165 bills introduced in 33 states already this year to restrict voting access, finds new data from @BrennanCenter

That's 4x as high as last year

19 in AZ
14 in PA
11 in GA
10 in NH

GOP responding to record turnout by trying to massively suppress votes

brennancenter.org/our-work/resea… Image

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13 May
SCOOP from me & @NickSurgey: In new leaked video dark money group Heritage Action brags to top donors about writing “model legislation” making it harder to vote in GA TX IA FL AZ. This is proof of massive coordinated right-wing voter suppression campaign motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
Must-watch video: Heritage admits it is writing voter suppression laws for GOP state legislators

“we actually draft them for them, or we give them the model legislation so it has that grassroots, from-the-bottom-up type of vibe”

Heritage Action says it wrote “8 key provisions” in Georgia voter suppression law, “19 provisions” in Texas House bill & “3 provisions” of Iowa law. Dark $ fueling voter suppression

“Republicans who adopt these model laws should be ashamed of themselves” says @marceelias Image
Read 13 tweets
6 May
Breaking: Ron DeSantis signs Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail, criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting. Only Fox was allowed to cover signing
It’s extremely telling that DeSantis claims new Florida voter suppression law intended to boost “election integrity” but barred all media except Fox News from covering bill signing. It was a Fox & Friends “exclusive”
DeSantis called Florida a model for election integrity but just signed new bill rolling back voting access after 680,000 more Dems than Rs voted by mail & Black share of mail voting doubled in 2020 motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
Read 5 tweets
30 Apr
Breaking: Florida legislature passes Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line, restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
For two decades GOP cited Florida as model for mail voting. Now they’re rolling back voting access after 680,000 more Dems voted by mail in 2020 & Black share of mail voting doubled. Republicans changing rules the minute they don’t advantage them
Most ridiculous part of new FL voter suppression bill: instead of being available 24/7 every mail ballot drop box must be staffed by an election worker at all times & election officials will be fined $25,000 if they don’t comply. Absurdly punitive
Read 5 tweets
22 Apr
Congress split the Dakota territory in half in 1889 to admit two new states with 4 Republican senators

So spare us the fake outrage over DC statehood
Read @HC_Richardson: "In 1889 and 1890, Congress added ND, SD, MT, WA, ID & WY-largest admission of states since original 13. This addition of 12 new senators & 18 new electors was a deliberate strategy of late-19th-century Republicans to stay in power" theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
This is how undemocratic US Senate is:

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elects 2 Dems

-By 2040, 30% of America will elect 70 senators. 70% of America will elect only 30 motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
Read 4 tweets
8 Apr
133 mass shootings in US already this year: let's make it easier to buy guns

2 cases of voter fraud in 2020: let's make it harder to vote
Tennessee requires voter ID to cast a ballot but no background check to buy a gun
Hours after I tweeted this US had its 134th mass shooting this year, in Bryan TX

How are Texas Republicans responding to gun violence?

By making it harder to vote & requiring sports teams to play national anthem
Read 4 tweets
8 Apr
There’s been ridiculous attempt by GOP to claim new Georgia law isn’t voter suppression

It restricts voting access in more than a dozen ways

It gives GOP unprecedented power to subvert election results

And it’s based directly on Trump‘s Big Lie motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
Republicans have introduced 361 bills to make it harder to vote in 47 states in 3 months & we’re supposed to believe they’re not engaged in voter suppression?
The Georgia law will make it harder for voters to cast a ballot, harder for organizations to mobilize voters & harder for election officials to run smooth elections. And if all that fails to help GOP candidates, election boards can disqualify voters & decline to certify results
Read 5 tweets

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