Push to oust judge over absentee vote ruling sparks outcry
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to remove a state judge from the bench for expanding absentee voting in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republican lawmakers charge that Ellen Hobbes Lyle’s decision requiring Tennessee to offer widespread absentee voting during the pandemic, a decision which was later reversed by the state Supreme Court, violated her constitutional authority. The Tennessee Bar Association and Democratic lawmakers have condemned the effort as a violation of judicial independence and a further assault on voting rights.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.