Article: Pennsylvania Republicans Introduce Sweeping Election Reform Bill

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Pennsylvania Republicans Introduce Sweeping Election Reform Bill

Pennsylvania Republicans proposed an overhaul of the state’s election system on Thursday with stricter voter identification requirements and mail ballot signature verification.

State Rep. Seth Grove—the chair of the House State Government Committee who acts as House Republicans’ point person for election legislation—introduced the Voting Rights Protection Act, House Bill 1300, after months of hearings by the House State Government Committee.

The legislation aims at transforming and improving Pennsylvania’s election process to restore the integrity of and trust in elections, according to a statement from Grove’s office.

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Article: Pennsylvania Republicans propose voter ID law and mail voting rollback

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Pennsylvania Republicans propose voter ID law and mail voting rollback

Pennsylvania Republicans proposed legislation Thursday that would add voter ID requirements and roll back mail voting in the state’s elections.

The bill faces a difficult path to passage: Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who would have to sign the bill for it to be enacted, said Wednesdaythat he would oppose such restrictions.

The legislation is being pushed by Republicans who sought to undermine the results of the election last year, publicly urging Congress not to certify the state’s election results on Jan. 6.

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Article: Wisconsin Senate Passes GOP-Backed Election Bills, Including Absentee Voting Restrictions

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Wisconsin Senate Passes GOP-Backed Election Bills, Including Absentee Voting Restrictions

The Wisconsin Senate passed several GOP-backed bills on Wednesday that would place more restrictions on absentee balloting—which Republicans have described as measures designed to safeguard elections in the state while Democrats alleged they are designed to suppress voter turnout.

A measure approved during a voice vote included placing restrictions on ballot drop boxes, which were widely used in Wisconsin during the general election on Nov. 3. The new bill would stipulate that municipalities won’t have more than four drop boxes, although that depends on their population.

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Article: Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Private Money From Election Administration

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Private Money From Election Administration

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a Republican-backed bill that would ban private money from being used for election administration.

The bill, AB173, passed by a vote of 18 to 14.

The bill relates to private resources used for election administration, the appointment of election officials, and providing a penalty.

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Article: Memo From Pollster Finds Many Democratic Voters Unsure About What Party Stands For

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Memo From Pollster Finds Many Democratic Voters Unsure About What Party Stands For

Focus groups conducted by a Democratic pollster recently found that many voters “have trouble describing a clear positive vision of what the Democratic Party stands for.”

Lake Research Partners, a Democratic polling and political strategy research firm, found that “most new Democratic voters … voted against former President Donald Trump and Republicans, rather than for Democrats.”

“Voters are not hearing enough about what Democrats have accomplished, what they are fighting to accomplish, and how they are standing up for voters’ values and priorities,” according a key finding in the document, which was addressed to the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC. “Without Trump on the ballot as a clear villain or stronger definition as a party, Democrats are at risk of losing some of these new voters in 2022.”

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Article: Republican lawmakers seek to address voter concerns, restore trust

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Republican lawmakers seek to address voter concerns, restore trust

Election integrity is a top issue for North Carolina voters. In fact, according to pollingon behalf of the John Locke Foundation from March of this year, the issue is only second in importance to ‘jobs and the economy,’ and election integrity eclipses other top issues such as education, healthcare, and immigration. What’s more, an alarming 60% of Republicans and a total of 40% of those surveyed in the poll are worried that 2022 elections will not be ‘free and fair.’

These concerns are resonating with Republicans in North Carolina, as concerned voters clamor for a level of transparency and accountability sufficient to restore confidence in a cornerstone of our electoral system.

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Article: Lisa Murkowski, key Senate Republican, dour on prospects for Manchin-backed voting bill

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Lisa Murkowski, key Senate Republican, dour on prospects for Manchin-backed voting bill

The lone Republican working with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on a bill to restore a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act acknowledged Tuesday the steep climb to get enough support to break a GOP-led filibuster.

“I think it’s going to be a challenge,” said GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. “You have Democrats who made clear that they’re going to line up pretty much, without the exception of Sen. Joe Manchin.”

“To get to 60, it’s pretty difficult to count,” the Alaska senator added.

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Article: H.R. 1 Reintroduced Piecemeal Through Similar Legislation in the States

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H.R. 1 Reintroduced Piecemeal Through Similar Legislation in the States

While the 117th Congress House Resolution 1 ‘For the People’ is awaiting a vote in the Senate, the Voter Integrity Project of Look Ahead America (LAA) has released a comprehensive state-by-state report of “attempts to pass dangerous elements of HR1 through state legislatures.”

UncoverDC wrote about H.R.1 in March, and now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he will bring the bill up for voting later this month, but West Virginia Senator, Joe Manchin, has expressed vocal opposition, making passage questionable. The bill has wide implications and would affect all three branches of the federal government, including election law.

It was called “clean elections reform” by Democrat sponsor John Sarbanes and summarized as a bill that would “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy.”

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Article: Manchin to Vote Against Democrats’ Sweeping Election Bill

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Manchin to Vote Against Democrats’ Sweeping Election Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he will vote against For the People Act, a sweeping election reform bill pushed by his Democratic colleagues that’s also known as S. 1 in the Senate, saying forcing it through via the reconciliation process will further deepen divisions.

“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act,” he wrote in home-state newspaper The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Manchin also reaffirmed that he won’t vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster.

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Article: Texas Republicans Pass Election Reform Bill in Senate, Democrats Block Bill in House

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Texas Republicans Pass Election Reform Bill in Senate, Democrats Block Bill in House

Senate Bill 7, a sweeping election reform bill, was recently passed by the Senate with the help of widespread Republican backing. However, the bill failed to pass the House when Democrats walked out of the chamber to avoid voting.

Some of the election integrity measures proposed by Senate Bill 7 include:

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Article: No Longer Right vs. Left, the Real #UNRIG Fight Is Elites vs. the Citizens

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No Longer Right vs. Left, the Real #UNRIG Fight Is Elites vs. the Citizens

Tired of establishment status quo bullshit from both parties? Join Robert David Steele in the good fight to #UNRIG from the broken US political system.

First and foremost on the #UNRIG agenda is to straighten out the narrative. The US political landscape has shifted significantly and irreversibly since the 1990s –- we have crossed the Rubicon, as it were, and there is no going back now. What’s really going on in American politics?

Among the ranks of the astroturfed, establishment, Ivy League media, there are those who still – despite a total lack of evidence or common sense — believe that xenophobic hatred, or Russian interference, or misogyny secured an unprecedented Trump victory in 2016.

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