Republicans will control drawing of 188 House districts this year. Dems will control 74

Gerrymandering could easily cost Dems the House in 2022 writes @RonBrownstein

This is why they need to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act…
If Dems don't abolish filibuster to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act they will allow GOP to entrench minority rule for next decade through extreme gerrymandering & voter suppression…
Voters of color accounted for 4 in 5 newly eligible voters in past decade but GOP will use extreme gerrymandering to protect power of shrinking conservative white minority unless Dems pass federal election reform
TX, FL, GA & NC are most at risk for extreme GOP gerrymandering, finds @BrennanCenter

This is 1st redistricting cycle in 50 years where states with long history of voting discrimination don't need to get maps approved b/c SCOTUS gutted Voting Rights Act…

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12 Feb
Everything Trump lawyer saying about Georgia is a lie: signature verification audit in Cobb County GA found two mismatched signatures out of 15,000 votes, zero cases of fraud
There was no "inexplicable" drop in Georgia's mail ballot rejection rate as Bruce Castor claims

"Elections officials rejected absentee ballots because of signature issues at similar rates as in the 2018 election, about 0.15%, according to state data"…
Trump's closing argument is defending the Big Lie
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GOP won’t denounce the Big Lie because they are using it to pass wave of new voter suppression laws

If Dems want to stop the next coup they need to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act before it’s too late
Dems 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 & steal the next election…
“The gerrymandered Republican legislatures that laid the groundwork for Trump’s stolen-election narrative are now weaponizing misinformation about voter fraud to build support for new efforts to restrict ballot access”…
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Democrats are angrier that Trump incited the mob tried to kill the REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENT than Republicans are
When mob stormed Capitol yelling “hang Mike Pence” Trump attacked him on Twitter

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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…
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Good sign: Biden committed today to fill vacancies on USPS board
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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
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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…
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