Democrats and Republicans in Congress are squaring off for what may become an intensely bitter fight over the For the People Act, as massive voting rights and ethics reform bill being pushed by Democrats. Given the lack of support among Republican senators, Senate Democrats are considering whether to reform or eliminate the filibuster in order to pass the bill. Democrats and progressive organizations see the bill as a necessary counter to the nationwide effort among state Republican lawmakers to pass bills restricting voting access.
Dominion Voting Systems has sued Fox News for defamation after several of the network’s hosts entertained and applauded conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election. This suit, plus those against Trump allies Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Mike Lindell, represent an attempt to hold those who spread disinformation about the 2020 election accountable. While some are concerned that such suits could be used as a weapon against journalists, more find that combating disinformation is worth the risk.Visit NPR to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will
In this in-depth report, the New York Times describes how conservative organizations, especially the Heritage Foundation, are influencing state Republican lawmakers’ efforts to curtail voting access in the wake of the 2020 election. It also details how the Republican State Leadership Committee plans to introduce and enact restrictive voting measures across the country. Many members of the RSLC involved in these efforts have publically spread the disproven claim that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2020 election.Visit the New York Times to learn
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) held an invitation-only call with Republican state lawmakers urging them to continue introducing and working to pass laws which will protect election integrity by restricting access to the ballot box. The call is indicative of how the issue of voting rights has skyrocketed up the list of priorities for Republicans following Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Both prominent and new conservative organizations have pledged millions of dollars for ad campaigns designed to push for Republican-backed
Millions of Americans don’t believe Biden was elected fairly. Here’s how that’s affecting voting laws.
A concerning number of Americans are subscribing to disinformation and conspiracy theories which threaten the future of American democracy, according to experts. The internet has helped fueled the rise and spread of disinformation, which is false and misleading information designed to deceive. State Republican lawmakers across the country have leaned on disinformation and conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election results to justify introducing and passing legislation which tightens access to the ballot box to the point of threatening certain Americans’ voting rights.Visit the Deseret