December 2023

The Biden administration denounced former President Donald Trump after he repeated remarks at a New Hampshire rally that undocumented immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.” One spokesperson for President Biden said Trump’s remarks are the antithesis of American values and another claimed Trump’s remarks were reminiscent of speeches by Adolf Hitler. Visit Axios to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Pennsylvania has seen a 65% increase in voter registration applications since Governor Josh Shapiro implemented automatic voter registration at PennDOT centers this fall. Approximately 68,000 new voters registered between September 19-November 27th of this year, a significant increase from the 41,000 voters who registered during the same period in 2021.Visit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to learn moreImage Credit:formulanone (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Two former Georgia election workers, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman, who sued Rudy Giuliani for spreading lies about them during the 2020 election have been awarded $148 million in damages. Giuliani’s comments upended the election workers' lives by prompting many followers of former President Donald Trump to target them with racist threats and harassment.Visit PBS News Hour to learn moreImage Credit:Marc Nozelle (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Kevin McCarthy announced that he will resign from Congress at the end of the month after being ousted as Speaker of the House by a faction of his own party. McCarthy insisted that he would stay involved in the Republican Party, claiming he will help recruit and fundraise for GOP candidates. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:U.S. Department of Agriculture (PMD 1.0 DEED)

A recent poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics indicates that young voters still find abortion protections to be a key factor in their voting decisions a year and a half after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The survey showed individuals aged 18-29 were twice as likely to  describe themselves as “pro-choice” than as “pro life.” Over half of registered young voters also stated they will “definitely vote” next year if an abortion-related referendum is on their state ballot.Visit U.S.