Shocking stat: 57 senators who voted to convict Trump represent 76.7 MILLION more Americans than 43 senators who voted to acquit
Senators voting to impeach represent 61.6% of Americans (202 million)

Senators voting to acquit represent 38.2% of Americans (125 million)

Via @atausanovitch Image
This just underscores how undemocratic US Senate is:

-split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elects 2 Dems… Image
“The only way to reverse minority rule is through big structural reforms like abolishing Electoral College, eliminating filibuster, ending partisan gerrymandering, enshrining right to vote in Constitution & giving statehood to Washington DC & Puerto Rico”…
Dems didn’t have the votes to convict Trump

But they do have the votes to stop next attack on democracy by passing John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act if they abolish the filibuster

The stakes couldn’t be higher…
Read @ThePlumLineGS: "Democrats must accept the full implications of the GOP’s ongoing and intensifying radicalization & they must be prepared to act upon them."

-Pass H.R.1 and S.1 with all deliberate speed

-Be prepared to nuke legislative filibuster…

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More from @AriBerman

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…
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
8 Apr
Joe Manchin represents a state that is 1/22 the population of California & 92% white yet he can singlehandedly block policies supported by 70-80% of Americans. This is why the US Senate is so broken
US Senate ridiculously undemocratic:

-split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elects 2 Dems…
After Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 Manchin wrote bipartisan legislation requiring background checks for gun sales. It was supported by 86% of Americans & 54 senators but blocked by 46 senators representing just 38% of country. This is consequence of filibuster Manchin supports
Read 5 tweets
2 Apr
Thread - all the ways Georgia legislation makes it harder to vote:

-makes it crime to give food & water to voters in line

-severely limits mail ballot drop boxes

-allows GOP legislature to appoint majority on state election board & suspend county election officials

-allows unlimited challenges to voter eligibility

-adds strict new ID requirement for mail ballots

-gives voters less time to request mail ballots

-prevents election officials from sending out mail ballot applications

-bans mobile voting centers

-throws out most ballots cast in wrong precinct

-prohibits election funding from nonprofit groups

-makes it more difficult to extend voting hours when problems arise

Read 7 tweets
1 Apr
Stunning new data from @brennancenter: 361 bills to restrict voting rights introduced in 47 states as of March 24

That’s up from 253 restrictive bills as of Feb 19, a 43% increase in a month

55 restrictive bills in 24 states moving through legislatures…
At 2 AM last night Texas Senate passed voter suppression bill banning extended early voting hours & drive-thru voting, closing polling places in minority areas & allowing partisan poll watchers to record voters who receive help filling out ballots…
"In a backlash to 2020’s historic voter turnout, and under the pretense of responding to baseless and racist allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities, state lawmakers have introduced a startling number of bills to curb the vote"…
Read 4 tweets
31 Mar
Breaking: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam just signed state-level Voting Rights Act. First Southern state to do so after SCOTUS gutted VRA in 2013. Big contrast to GOP voter suppression in Georgia & other states
“At a time when voting rights are under attack across our country, Virginia is expanding access to the ballot box, not restricting it," says @RalphNortham, who calls Voting Rights Act of Virginia a "model for how states can strengthen democracy"…
"The Voting Rights Act of Virginia prohibits discrimination in elections administration, requires local election officials to get feedback or pre-approval for voting changes, and allows individuals to sue in cases of voter suppression"
Read 5 tweets

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