US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: Mother Jones

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5 Jan 2019

Democrats’ First Order of Business: Making It Easier to Vote and Harder to Buy Elections

House Democrats introduced a sweeping bill on Friday as their first order of legislative business that would expand voting rights and curb the influence of money in politics, signaling their commitment to push back on Republican efforts to undermine the democratic process. The legislation, known as HR 1: The For the People Act, would make it easier to vote, crack down on gerrymandering, and reduce the influence of big money in congressional races.
House Democrats introduced a sweeping bill on Friday as their first order of legislative business that would...

Publisher: Mother Jones

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17 Apr 2018

Top Republican Official Says Trump Won Wisconsin Because of Voter ID Law

Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state’s strict voter ID law allowed Donald Trump to win the state in 2016 by keeping thousands of  voters—predominantly in Democratic-leaning areas—from the polls. Now a top Republican official in the state is saying the same thing.
Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state’s strict voter ID...

Publisher: Mother Jones

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12 Sep 2017

Lawsuits, Falsehoods, and a Lot of White Men: Trump’s Election Commission Meets Amid Growing Controversy

As the commission meets Tuesday for the second time to discuss potential changes to the way Americans vote, its members have been busy promoting  falsehoods like these, exacerbating concerns that they’ll use any pretense to restrict access to the ballot under the guise of eliminating voter fraud. The witness list for the meeting—100 percent white men—includes people who have floated radical ideas like requiring background checks for voting.
As the commission meets Tuesday for the second time to discuss potential changes to the way Americans...

Publisher: The Nation

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10 May 2017

Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)

According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter ID in Wisconsin. A new study by Priorities USA, shared exclusively with The Nation, shows that strict voter-ID laws, in Wisconsin and other states, led to a significant reduction in voter turnout in 2016, with a disproportionate impact on African-American and Democratic-leaning voters. Wisconsin’s voter-ID law reduced turnout by 200,000 votes, according to the new analysis. Donald Trump won the state by only 22,748 votes.
According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter...

Publisher: The Nation

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15 Feb 2017

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

After falsely alleging that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about voter fraud in a meeting with senators on Thursday, saying, according to Politico, that “thousands” of people were “brought in on buses” from Massachusetts to “illegally” vote in New Hampshire.
After falsely alleging that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about...

Publisher: Bill Moyers

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20 Jul 2016

As the GOP Convention Begins, Ohio Is Purging Tens of Thousands of Democratic Voters

Articles gives examples of democrats who voted for Obama being purged from the voter registration list even though the person hasn't moved or changed his registration. Reason used is infrequent voting. At least 144K of such cases in Ohio
Articles gives examples of democrats who voted for Obama being purged from the voter registration list even though the...

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