‘An all-hands moment’: GOP rallies behind voting limits

Election Reform

‘An all-hands moment’: GOP rallies behind voting limits

On an invitation-only call last week, Sen. Ted Cruz huddled with Republican state lawmakers to call them to battle on the issue of voting rights.

Democrats are trying to expand voting rights to “illegal aliens” and “child molesters,” he claimed, and Republicans must do all they can to stop them. If they push through far-reaching election legislation now before the Senate, the GOP won’t win elections again for generations, he said.

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Article: Arizona GOP lawmaker asks attorney general to investigate election allegations

Election Fraud

Arizona GOP lawmaker asks attorney general to investigate election allegations

A member of the ad-hoc panel that heard 10 hours of allegations of election fraud at a forum on Monday now wants Arizona’s attorney general to investigate.

State Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, sent Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich a link Tuesday to the YouTube video of the unofficial hearing and asked that he “investigate each claim made” by a parade of witnesses.

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Article: Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

Election 2020, Media

Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say major tech companies favor the views of liberals over conservatives. At the same time, partisans differ on whether social media companies should flag inaccurate information on their platforms.

Americans have complicated feelings about their relationship with big technology companies. While they have appreciated the impact of technology over recent decades and rely on these companies’ products to communicate, shop and get news, many have also grown critical of the industry and have expressed concerns about the executives who run them.

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Article: What the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision means for 2020

Election 2020, Election Reform

What the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision means for 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that federal courts cannot determine whether election maps are too partisan has raised the stakes for the 2020 election, leaving room for both parties to draw gerrymandered district lines with little fear of a high court legal challenge.

Critics had hoped that the Supreme Court would deal a blow to the system. But in its 5-4 ruling, the court found that the power to address partisan gerrymandering lies with Congress, not the courts.

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