Tag: Voter Suppression

Episode 47 – A Hotter, Wetter White Supremacy – with special guest Ari Berman

Episode 47 – A Hotter, Wetter White Supremacy – with special guest Ari Berman

The show notes for Episode 47 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-47-a-wetter-hotter-white-supremacy-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html Before we get started today, I learned after recording this podcast episode that Dawn and Mike Wagner have likely lost their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. Please keep them in your thoughts and […]

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Don’t let Trump’s Voter Suppression panel tactics disenfranchise YOU!

Don’t let Trump’s Voter Suppression panel tactics disenfranchise YOU!

The following post was written by Ingham County Clerk and former state legislator Barb Byrum. Enjoy. You may have first learned of the Trump Administration’s request for voter information from Susan Demas’ blog post. You have probably since learned that many states are denying the request either completely or partially. Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson stated that her Office […]

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Michigan’s Republican leaders are legitimizing President Trump’s voter suppression commission

Michigan’s Republican leaders are legitimizing President Trump’s voter suppression commission

It is a sad irony that as we celebrate our ancestors’ independence from taxation without representation, our state and national leaders are working to impose the very same tyranny on us, the current citizens of the United States of America. President Trump has convened the Orwellian-named “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity,” ostensibly to investigate voter fraud, which every legitimate […]

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BOOM! Part 2 – Michigan Republicans back down from voter suppression bills and other terrible legislation

BOOM! Part 2 – Michigan Republicans back down from voter suppression bills and other terrible legislation

What started out as a typical lame duck session where legislative Republicans ram through scads of laws aimed at harming workers, restricting voting access, and benefitting corporations has started to calm down in the waning three days of the current session in Michigan. After backing down from diminishing the retirement benefits of first responders and teachers, it appears that other […]

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Michigan GOP argues the recount should stop because there was no voter fraud & that voter suppression bill is need due to voter fraud

Michigan GOP argues the recount should stop because there was no voter fraud & that voter suppression bill is need due to voter fraud

I saw a tweet by my pal Roscoe Woods, the president of the largest American Postal Workers Union local in the state of Michigan that made my head spin. Here’s the tweet: MI AG says no evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election, Applauds decision to stop recount. MI House attacks our democracy anyway. #resist — Roscoe (@bluelapeer) December 8, […]

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LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP-led House passes voter suppression bill and bill to punish labor protesters & unions

LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP-led House passes voter suppression bill and bill to punish labor protesters & unions

The worst of the worst during Michigan’s lame duck – or as I like to call it: inflamed duck – sessions and this year is no exception. Last night, House Republicans rammed through two particularly heinous packages bills. The first is one I have talked about before HERE and HERE. This three-bill package – House Bills 6066, 6067, and 6068 […]

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Michigan Republicans add appropriation to voter suppression bill making it democracy-proof (immune from citizen referendum)

Michigan Republicans add appropriation to voter suppression bill making it democracy-proof (immune from citizen referendum)

This past week I wrote about a package of voter suppression bills currently being blasted through the state legislature (HERE and HERE.) They are House Bills 6066, 6067, and 6068. Here’s a piece of what I wrote on Friday: First, we have the voter suppression effort that I wrote about on Wednesday. This legislation does away with the option to […]

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LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP rushing through voter suppression legislation requiring photo ID to vote

LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP rushing through voter suppression legislation requiring photo ID to vote

As the inimitable Ari Berman talked about in detail in our podcast a few weeks ago, one of the chief ways of disenfranchising poor people – particularly minorities – is to make it hard for them to vote. And one of the ways they do that is by passing laws that require a photo ID to vote on Election Day. […]

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Democrats call for action on voter suppression in Arizona presidential primary

Democrats call for action on voter suppression in Arizona presidential primary

Prior to 2013, the Voting Rights Act required federal oversight of changes to election laws in areas where voter disenfranchisement had historically been a significant problem. One of those places was Maricopa County in Arizona. However, after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act three years ago, Maricopa County officials were free to make whatever changes they wanted. […]

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Twice rejected by voters, Gov. Snyder signs democracy-proof bill to make voting just that much harder

Twice rejected by voters, Gov. Snyder signs democracy-proof bill to make voting just that much harder

Twice in Michigan’s past Republicans have passed a law to take away the right to vote for all the candidates of a single political party with one mark on a ballot. Both times voters went to the polls and rejected their law. As the clock ticked down on the 2015 legislative session, Republicans passed the same damn law a third […]

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Even Michigan Republicans feel duped by their leadership about campaign finance bill SB 571

Even Michigan Republicans feel duped by their leadership about campaign finance bill SB 571

Last month, I wrote about Senate Bill 571, a Republican campaign finance bill that will do a number of truly anti-democratic things. Here’s a recap from that post: [The] faux sincere desire for voters to be more informed was proven to be the lie that it is when [Republicans] passed Senate Bill 571. This bill bans using public dollars or […]

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