Biden can name 4 Dems to USPS board of governors, giving them a majority that can oust Louis DeJoy. This should be a top priority…
One of most important things Biden can do is restore core democratic institutions like USPS that were gutted by Trump…
Good sign: Biden committed today to fill vacancies on USPS board
Robert Duncan, director of Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, will no longer chair USPS board. He will be replaced by Dem Ron Bloom. Biden can make 3-4 appointments to give board Dem majority that can oust DeJoy

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4 Feb
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…
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
Read 14 tweets
2 Feb
After record turnout in Georgia, state Senate Republicans introduce bills to end automatic voter registration, no-excuse absentee voting & ballot drop boxes. This would impact millions of voters & be one of worst voter suppression laws ever passed
Republicans wrote every aspect of Georgia’s election laws. They’re only trying to change it after Black voters turned out in record numbers to flip state blue & elect two Dem senators

This is exactly why Dems need to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & major democracy reforms
Republicans are now weaponizing Trump’s lies to make it harder for Dem constituencies to vote. They couldn’t steal the last election through litigation so they’re trying to steal the next one with anti-democratic legislation…
Read 4 tweets
26 Jan
How Biden can reverse GOP attacks on democracy:

-enforce Voting Rights Act at DOJ

-register voters through federal agencies

-fix 2020 census

-oust Louis DeJoy with new USPS board

-create office of democracy reform…
One question I am asked over & over is can Biden fire Louis DeJoy?

He can't fire DeJoy directly but he can appoint 3 new governors to USPS board giving Dems 5-4 majority that could get rid of him & reverse changes designed to sabotage USPS
Trump DOJ filed only 1 small case to enforce Voting Rights Act

Expect Biden DOJ to file many more

"The biggest thing to change will be the willingness to use the enforcement authority they’ve got through DOJ" says @_justinlevitt_
Read 6 tweets
22 Jan
Senate Dems represent 41 million more Americans than GOP but Mitch McConnell wants 21 small state GOP senators representing less than a quarter of population to be able to block laws supported by huge majorities of Americans with filibuster…
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 ImageImage
-Senate split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-majority of SCOTUS justices appointed by presidents who lost popular vote & confirmed by senators representing minority of Americans

-GOP legislatures hold power despite winning fewer votes b/c of gerrymandering Image
Read 9 tweets
10 Dec 20
Georgia Republicans weaponizing fake claims of voter fraud into real voter suppression:

-vowing to roll back mail voting

-closing polling places in Black & Latino areas

-launching bogus investigations into groups registering young & Black voters…
New voter suppression plan proposed by Georgia GOP:

-voter ID for mail ballots

-getting rid of no-excuse mail voting

-banning drop boxes

-making it easier to reject mail ballots

All b/c there was record turnout & Biden narrowly won state
This is the new GOP playbook: they don’t even need to find any evidence of voter fraud. The mere “perception” of such fraud spread by insane conspiracy theories is enough to justify new restrictions on voting. This is incredibly dangerous for democracy
Read 6 tweets
7 Dec 20
Runoff elections set up in Georgia in early 1960s by segregationists to keep Black voters from participating

But high turnout, diverse electorate & 2 years of organizing against voter suppression could be the difference for Dem Senate candidates on Jan 5…
In 1963 segregationist GA Rep proposed runoff elections "as a means of circumventing what is called the Negro bloc vote.” GOP has dominated since then

But record turnout in 2020, organizing against suppression & diverse Biden coalition giving Dems hope for Senate races
Incredible GA stats showing power of organizing against suppression by @staceyabrams @nseufot @MsLaToshaBrown etc

-1 million new voters registered from 2016-2020, 2/3 people of color

-# of unregistered voters fell from 22% to 2%

-Rejected mail ballots fell from 3.4% to .2%
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