Masthash

#Voters

The new Jim Crow is against young #voters
#dienfranchising

Nonilex
16 hours ago

That #Republican expressed skepticism about the #FakeElectors plan but told others he was going along w/it in part because he feared he would face blowback from #Trump supporters if he didn’t.

The lawsuit, filed last yr by 2 of the state’s rightful electors, alleged #Republicans had taken part in a #conspiracy to #defraud #voters & sought up to $200k from each Trump #FakeElector. No money is being exchanged as part of the #settlement.

#BigLie #MAGA #law #coup #ElectionInterference #GOP #fraud

Danny Boling 🌈 ☮️
17 hours ago

"According to Trump’s own comments, he envisions a near-future in which he runs for the nation’s highest office, wins and creates a temporary #dictatorship."

#Republicans are screaming it from the highest rooftops, and openly talking —on tv!— about the US becoming a dictatorship.

And their #voters are APPLAUDING it.

They're are telling us who they are.

They're PROUD of it.

#DemocracyInDanger

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trump-says-wouldnt-dictator-day-one-rcna128288
#Trump says he wouldn’t be a #dictator, ‘except for Day One’

#IAmDB

screenshot from the article: 

In other words, according to Trump’s own on-air comments, he envisions a near-future in which he runs for the nation’s highest office, wins, creates a temporary dictatorship, pursues some goals he considers worthwhile, and then voluntarily agrees to start honoring the United States’ constitutional system of government again.

The Republican realizes that he’s been credibly accused of embracing an authoritarian-style vision. In the town-hall event in Iowa, Hannity was aware of it, too, which is no doubt why the host tried to get his friend to commit to the rule of law.
screenshot from the article: 

But Trump instead spoke his mind.

What's more, it's important to emphasize the audience's reaction: The Iowa Republicans in attendance applauded the Republican's rhetoric. They heard the likely GOP nominee voice support for exercising authoritarian power, and they liked it.

In today's Republican Party, the idea of leaders abandoning democracy and our Madisonian system of government isn't a nightmare; it's a trigger for cheering.

"A new filing today by Special Counsel Jack Smith in the case United States of America v. Donald J. Trump for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election shows Smith’s office establishing that Trump has a longstanding pattern of refusing to accept election results he dislikes."

~ Heather Cox Richardson

#Trump #BigLie #fraud #insurrection #voters #democracy
/2

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/december-5-2023

Mark Sumner on what Jack Smith's filing of evidence he plans to use against Trump tells us:

"Trump’s statements show that what happened following his loss in 2020 wasn’t a spontaneous response to events in that election, or even a delusional response to his loss. False claims about election fraud had been part of Trump’s patter for years, establishing a record of refusing to accept the results of votes."

#Trump #BigLie #fraud #insurrection #voters #democracy
/1

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/12/6/2209892/-Special-counsel-Jack-Smith-details-evidence-to-be-used-in-Trump-s-election-fraud-trial

[Video] Why #White #evangelicals continue to #support #DonaldTrump

Statistics show #Trump has won the affection of white evangelical #Protestant #voters since his 2016 campaign. We sit down with #journalist and son of an evangelical pastor, #TimAlberta, on his new #book, “The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an age of #extremism. He explains how and why the community got here.

#Religion #EmptyThePews

https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/why-white-evangelicals-continue-to-support-donald-trump-199374917867

"Trump spent years trying to get people to buy gold-plated condominiums, apartments gilded with veneers of luxury and class. He spent years trying to get lots of people to buy lots of things, really, with allegations of fraud lingering around him and his company for much of that time. But he was never more successful in parlaying dishonesty into investment than since he embraced a career in national politics in 2015."

~ Philip Bump

#Trump #fraud #lies #voters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/12/04/trump-misinformation-republicans/

As the #LabourParty under #KeirStarmer seems intent on presenting themselves as Tory-lite, I'm reminded of an old saying from the study of #American #politics:

Given the choice between the Republican Party & the Republican Party, #voters tend to choose the Republican Party....

In other words, as you approach the policies of your opponents, voters often take the view that they might as well vote for the original proponents of such policies, not the pretenders.

Starmer may be miscalculating!

SLCW💥
4 days ago

This is a barely-veiled call for #Trump's supporters to #intimidate #voters and poll workers. He's hoping a #J6-like #mob shows up at #polling locations to #interfere with #voting and cause #chaos. Trump will then use the chaos he himself incited to claim the vote counts can't be trusted. How many time do we have to watch this asshole make the same play?

https://themessenger.com/politics/trump-warns-gop-voters-they-need-to-guard-the-vote-in-detroit-philadelphia-and-atlanta

Phoenix.Serenity
6 days ago

It’s a #HistoricShift that threatens to shake up the upcoming #PresidentialElection, as #PresidentBiden’s polling numbers continue to sink dramatically among #voters of color & particularly younger ones in battleground states.

#NewYotkPost spoke with #Black, #AsianAmerican & #LatinoAmerican voters who have shifted right in their #political priorities about why they feel #alienated by the #DemocraticParty.

https://nypost.com/2023/11/30/news/why-black-latina-and-asian-voters-are-abandoning-democrats

#USpoli #BIPOCvoters #YouthVote

In Tuesday’s #schoolboard #elections across the #UnitedStates, #MomsforLiberty, a #rightwing group advocating for a #conservative stance in #schools, faced setbacks as its endorsed #candidates in various states, including #Pennsylvania and #Virginia, encountered #electoral challenges. Known for opposing #racially #inclusive lessons, endorsing #bookbans, and disseminating #antiLGBTQ messages, #MfL struggled to resonate with #voters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UqHvYgqbVo

getmisch
6 days ago

George is out! 311 to 114, with senior GQP leadership voting against expulsion. He's only the sixth to ever be expelled from Congress in our history, and the first member of Congress in modern times to be expelled without being convicted of a crime. Hey, they waited until the (56-page) Ethics Committee Report to come out.
#GeorgeSantos #George #Santos #Anthony #Devolder #fabulist #liar #republican #democratic #district #lied to #voters #stole #campaign #funds #OnlyFans https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/12/01/george-santos-expelled-house-ethics/71720258007/

More #greedflation (this time in #babyformula #milk products) in a market dominates by twi firms (who have 85% of the market)

Once again this demonstrates the problem the UK has with #oligopoly and while #antitrust & #competition regulation may seem complex & arcane to most #voters, actually such regulation has real world impact when lax, badly enforced or loosely legislated - the UK needs to strengthen the Competition & Markets Authority and empower it to work better!

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/dec/01/iceland-boss-hits-out-parent-exploitation-baby-milk-market

Steve Dustcircle 🌹
1 week ago

#Voters #Banned the #BookBanners --
#Candidates aligned with #MomsforLiberty, a group very much opposed to #liberty in our #schools, were run out of #schoolboards across the country.

https://otherwords.org/voters-banned-the-book-banners

Peter Guhl
1 week ago

When you decided to deceive your #voters with #narratives not matching reality (aka #lies) you have to make reality match the narratives once they voted you in power. Or make sure electing you was the last free election in your country so nobody can remove you from power anymore.

I missed this from @openDemocracy last week, but it may shape how the next #election plays out.

The number of #Tory held seats where a 5th or more of #voters are in rented homes has nearly doubled from 22% in the 2011 census to 40% in 2021.

Renters, as we know, are at th sharp end of the #costoflivingcrisis, but also often lag in registering to vote...

So Q. is: will the #Tories appalling record on renters' issues bite them or are the gambling on them not voting?

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/renting-england-conservative-constituencies-votes-tory/

Broadly speaking we can take #voting intention polls with a pinch of salt, but the #Tories (and #Labour) probably are hooked on them.... and they may indicate something about the UK's #voters.

So, people prepared to admit they might vote for the #Tories are a dwindling band & even in Hunt & #Sunak's fever dreams, they will surely know that they have reached the end of the road?

All that's left is a scorched earth policy with one last swing of the wrecking ball!

Chart: Pressure os on hunt to win back voter support. If a general election was held tomorrow, which party would you vote for? % (YouGov Westminster voting intention tracker) - from Q1/2020.

Shows intention to vote l
Labour slowly (if unevenly) growing from around 30% to just under 50& now while intention to vote Tory dropping from just over 50%, pretty steadily, to just over 20% for the last year.

(all other parties are showing less than 10% intended vote)
libramoon
2 weeks ago

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"In 2011, a poll found that twice as many Americans knew that Randy Jackson was a judge on American Idol than could correctly identify the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court."

~ Brian Klaas

#voters #disinformation #misinformation #ignorance #apathy #democracy #Republicans

https://www.forkingpaths.co/p/the-biggest-hidden-bias-in-politics

The #Tories malign attention to #education continues to wreck the system... so having slagged off #teachers, made their workload heavier, disrupted their work-life balance & generally making the sector difficult to work in, not only has recruitment into teaching dropped, and retention levels fallen, now in one year rates of early #retirement have gone up by 40%.

This is not the way to educate our coutnry, but perhaps that's the #Tories' aim?

for them educated #voters are dangerous!

getmisch
2 weeks ago

Staggering ruling today from AZ & 8th Circuit, ignoring generations of precedent. They'd never admit it, but this is legislating from the bench to prevent people from challenging laws so you can keep them down where you want them. Definitely headed to SCOTUS.
#Voting #RIghts #Act #what #was #left is #now #gutted #worthless | #voters #cannot #challenge #voting #laws, #only the #people #who #made #them | #ridiculous #ruling #conservatives #cheat #because #they can't #win https://www.npr.org/2023/11/20/1152732216/voting-rights-act-supreme-court-section-2-private-right-of-action

BinaryHawk
2 weeks ago

@MessagingMatters #Florida #Voters, especially #women, whose right to choose is threatened, can thank themselves for supporting #DeSantis! AND...those #retired #seniors whose #SocialSecurity will be threatened by #DeSantis can also thank him!

Oh, let's not forget #Florida's retired #Jewish population who must "love" DeSantis' praise of #Hitler! What a bunch of #MAGAMorons!

Steve Dustcircle 🌹
3 weeks ago

#Biden tanks in polls, but media downplays impact of #Gaza on voters;
Bumfuzzled by losses among young #voters, #media outlets obscure how much Biden’s lockstep support of #Israel is harming his prospects in the #2024election.

https://therealnews.com/biden-tanks-in-polls-but-media-downplays-impact-of-gaza-on-voters

Nonilex
3 weeks ago

“The election will be decided by tens of thousands of #voters in just a handful of states. In #2024 the fate of the world will depend on their ballots.”

Trump will move his #MAGA #Republican allies into “the most important positions” in govt, & #Trump will be “unbound in his pursuit of retribution, economic protectionism & theatrically extravagant deals.”

As he is "pursuing his enemies," he "will wage war on any institution that stands in his way, including the #courts & the #DOJ”.

Marc Gunther on Jerry Brown's 1992 presidential run:

"Horse race coverage of the campaign can distort the political process and prove unfair to candidates and #voters — especially when reporters bet on the wrong horses.

Their predictions affect who gets covered, and therefore who gets heard; they also affect a candidate's ability to raise money, and discourage voters from supporting candidates tagged as losers."

#horserace #elections #media #journalism

Danny Boling 🌈 ☮️
3 weeks ago

This only confirms what many already realize: the #US is not a #healthy and functioning #democracy. 😠

"Whether or not one personally supports or opposes #cannabis #legalization, these overtly #undemocratic tactics ought to be a cause of deep concern. In a healthy and functioning democracy, elected officials represent the views of the electorate."

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4309084-republicans-love-state-voters-rights-until-they-choose-marijuana/
#Republicans love #state #voters#rights — until they choose #marijuana

#IAmDB

Is anyone else annoyed by poorly-acted, fake prank videos on #Facebook? What's even worse are the supportive comments that fall under #PoesLaw. I'm not sure if these comments are from planted Facebook accounts or from people who are genuinely #stupid. If the latter, it's of great concern. These people could be #voters.

CelloMom On Cars
3 weeks ago

American voters are climate-smart.

"This November’s #election results should be a wake-up call to any politician who was unsure of Americans’ desire for robust #ClimateAction and support for a green economy. In states and counties that are red, blue and everywhere in between, #voters favored forward-looking candidates who embraced both the need for and the economic benefits of aggressive climate action."

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2023/11/13/23959115/climate-change-voters-elections-glenn-youngkin-latwyla-mathias-environment-ben-jealous

If voters are often driven by a perception of their own material well-being, the fact that on 14% of US #voters think that POTUS #Biden has made them better off, gives #Trump an 'in' despite the swirl of corruption & hatred around him... all weekend I've seen pieces on the prospects of a second Trump term & if Biden cannot establish a winning narrative for the undecided, this is starting to look like a nightmare scenario (it us outside the US)

U.S. Politics in Real Time
3 weeks ago

Charles Pierce comments on how Ohio Republicans, who control things due to gerrymandering, have informed voters that the GOP doesn't give a flip about voters' choices — and will go right on trying to outlaw abortion:

"Conservative Republicans occasionally feign surprise that their presidential frontrunner doesn't seem to respect the outcome of elections. Why should he? In the hinterlands, no Republican does."

#Ohio #Republicans #voters #gerrymandering #abortioin

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a45782942/ohio-republicans-gerrymandering-abortion-marijuana/

Rick Santorum's take on the drubbings the Republicans have just received with their anti-abortion, anti-reproductive rights, anti-LGBTQ, anti-trans agenda:

"Pure" democracy is a problem.

Democracy is better when it's impure. That is, when Republicans engineer it and prevent the wrong people from voting by gerrymandering, purging voter rolls, making it as hard as possible for the wrong people to vote, and so on.

#Santorum #Republicans #democracy #VotingRights #voters

https://newrepublic.com/post/176741/rick-santorum-blames-very-sexy-issue-abortion-republican-election-loss-democracy

#Voters Overwhelmingly Pass #Car #RightToRepair Law in #Maine
“Question 4,” which enshrines consumers’ data access to car diagnostics for the purposes of repair, passed by a margin of 84.3-15.7 in Tuesday’s election with 94% of votes tallied. The yes/no question was simple: “Do you want to require vehicle manufacturers to standardize on-board diagnostic systems and provide remote access to those systems and mechanical data to owners and independent repair facilities?”
https://www.404media.co/voters-overwhelmingly-pass-car-right-to-repair-law-in-maine/

Well #WTF. Overjoyed...not about analysis failing, but #Voters winning. Not sure if the post hoc will yield anything useful . That generally would be much more troublesome than it feels right now. It will take *weeks* to straighten out...but whatever. #Ohio #Kentucky #Pennsylvania
#RhodeIsland #NewYork #Virginia
#Democracy
❤️🤣🐾☕🤘

PeachMcD
1 month ago

@cremevax

#WashingtonState #voters in #Tacoma have lots of great candidates to support
+ #TenantsRights are on the ballot
#YesOnInitiative1 #Tacoma4All
#HousingCrisis

"Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R) — who also happens to be challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in 2024 — purged nearly 27,000 voters between an August election featuring a proposal he supported and this upcoming abortion one he opposes."

~ Kate Riga

#Ohio #voters #VoterSuppression #VoterPurges #Republicans #democracy
/4

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/republicans-ohio-abortion-larose

"In an unusual move, the Republican secretary of state [of Ohio], Frank LaRose, quietly purged more than 26,000 voters from the rolls in late September."

#Ohio #voters #VoterSuppression #VoterPurges #Republicans #democracy
/3

"A study by the Democratic Party of Virginia shows that officials are flagging the mail-in ballots of non-white voters for rejection much more frequently than those of white voters. As of today, 4.82% of ballots cast by Black voters have gotten flagged, while only 2.79% of the ballots of white voters have been flagged."

~ Heather Cox Richardson

#Virginia #voters #VoterSuppression #VoterPurges #Republicans #democracy #racism
/1

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/november-3-2023

"Voter purges in red states have spiked in the last decade since the Shelby decision. They’ve targeted Black communities, and resulted in nearly 16 million voters nationwide being removed from the voter rolls just from 2014 to 2016. Voter purges are also notoriously unreliable, purging eligible voters in large numbers."

~ Lisa Needham

#Republicans #VoterPurges #voters #racism

https://www.publicnotice.co/p/north-carolina-gerrymandered-congressional-maps

"Election officials working under Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) have admitted to removing 'nearly 3,400 qualified voters from the state’s rolls.' The Youngkin administration originally discovered the mistake at the beginning of October but grossly underestimated the number of voters affected."

~ Rebecca Crosby and Tesnim Zekeria

#Virginia #VoterSupression #voters #Youngkin

https://popular.info/p/the-virginia-voter-purge

Given the dependence of the #Tories on older #voters, either #BorisJohnson is stupid (being relatively unconcerned about older people dying from #covid) in letting his core demographic be exposed to a deadly virus, or a callous liar who was only ever going to spend a shirt time in office before reaping the larger rewards of the speaking circuit... or, of course, both!

Divas for Democracy
1 month ago

There is a #subset of #voters growing in the United States. It is the #agnostics and #atheists who view wars, military incursions and domestic protests in the name of religion unacceptable and a leading reason to pull support from a political party, any political party.

For centuries wars have been fought BETWEEN religions instead of against religion(s).

Relatively speaking, we are a small group, but we aren't the ones killing each other in the name of a "God".
#Peace

skry
1 month ago

* Buy a pregnancy test, get one at a doctor’s office or clinic, or Amazon offers baby stuff, and boom, you’re on the Confederate Nation watch list. (Next)

* Your alcohol, drugs, travel, messages, phone or car location can send you to jail, to give birth alone, maybe to die without medical care. (Already happening in forced-birth states.) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/13/alabama-pregnant-woman-jail-lawsuit

You don’t matter. Punishing and controlling you is what matters.

#usa #women #voters #autonomy #HumanRights https://journa.host/@fulelo/111303649734035627

"Those wrongs were done to me, personally, and to you. So forgiveness is ours to give or withhold as we see fit, however the Fulton County prosecutor’s office might feel about it."

#JennaEllis #crime #BigLie #RICO #conspiracy #LawandOrder #Georgia #democracy #voters #forgiveness
/2

Aha, a well-targeted #Brexit bonus at last...

You'll be relived to hear (I know I am) that the EU cap on #bankers bonuses (at twice annual salary) is to be scrapped in the UK.

I'm so happy, because its been worrying me that bankers had their ability to earn even larger bonuses constrained... now they'll be free.

yes, the #Tories really have the economics interests of #voters at the centre of their policy choices.

...hold on, you're not a banker, then excuse me, this post isn't meant for you

ProPublica
1 month ago

#Voters in at Least 10 States Are Trying to Protect #Abortion Rights. #GOP Officials Are Throwing Up Roadblocks.
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#Republican officials are undermining citizen-led ballot initiatives that seek to protect the procedure. #Ohio is the latest state to get protections on the November ballot.

#Voting #Elections #Health #HealthCare #News #Politics

https://www.propublica.org/article/abortion-rights-ballot-initiatives-state-law?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

Photo of abortion-rights supporters protesting outside the Michigan Capitol last year after the state’s elections board rejected a ballot initiative seeking to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.

@urlyman @NWBylines

Yes, one of the #Tories continuing triumphs is to get #voters to vote against their own material interests - the #culturewars are older than the history of the term might suggest

@ewdocparris
Incorrect.

Plenty of countries have an open party system, with four, five, even six seven or eight parties. In order to get things done, they form coalitions, they get independents to sign off on things, they make compromises and cross the aisle, doing what the #voters want.

What you don't see is this insane meme of loyalty to the party over one's constituents, even at the expense of the party and the #democracy itself.

Edit: have a source...
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/the-surprising-success-of-multiparty-presidentialism/

@chrisbloom
Fuckers at @guardian have closed comments after a good percentage of responders noted our natural racism as a nation.

Comments talking about the UK importing that puppy fucker Tony Abbortt to advise them on the process of dehumanising #refugees in the eyes of the majority of #voters who are racist at every level.

#US employed it before the #UK but I feel it will become the "norm" for #populist politicians, including the wondrous Albo seeking and finding, then grasping #power as if it was the most important thing in their world. Which it is of course.

If the UK drops into #recession in the next 6-9 months, it will have been engineered by the BoE via #interestrates rises;. the Q. then is it in whose interest is an engineered recession?

One might conclude that the #Tories want a term out of office to firmly attach the blame for the UK's economic worsening malaise on Labour;

given #voters seldom vote for the present Govt. when economies are in trouble, a recession will give the Tories the rest in opposition they now seem to want/need?

Interestingly while the #Tories have been trying to shirk the responsibilities of government, #voters have been changing their views about what the state should actually do... the demand for more active government is on the rise.

What this suggests is its not low taxes voters want but competent & effective government.... once again, the Tories are very much on the wrong path (or indeed have demonstrated why their path *is* wrong).

#GTTO

Data from John Curtice's research via the FT

Chart: Public perceptions on the responsibility of the government have changed - UK share of adults replying that the government definitely should.... (2016 & 2022)

In all areas: 'Provide health care for the sick'; 'Provide a decent standard of living for the old'; 'keep prices under control'; 'provide industry with the help it needs to grow'; 'reduce income differences between the rich & the poor'; 'provide a decent standard of loving for the unemployed'; & 'provide a job for everyone who want one', there has been a major increase between 2016 & 2022.

#Nationalisation now seems to be something the majority of #voters would like to see in tree key sectors... I wonder what the #Labour Party thinks about all of this?

Or perhaps we should be asking what the Labour Party think the Right-wing #media will think?

But the conclusion is pretty stark, voters do not think privatisation of these state assets was a success!

Chart: Public service announcement.
Support for public/private ownership of UK energy, water and train operating companies (% of poll respondents)

Public sector/renationalise/don't know/private sector

Energy Companies: 62%/30%/8%
Train Operating Companies: 64%/30%/6%
Water Companies: 68%/27%/5%
U.S. Politics in Real Time
4 months ago

82% of Voters Oppose GOP Push to Cut Social Security for Americans Under 50: Poll — “Voters would rather see taxes on wealthy Americans to ensure Social Security remains a guarantee for all,” said the head of Data for Progress.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/republicans-cut-social-security

#SocialSecurity #GOP #Cut #Voters #Taxes #WealthyAmericans #Politics #News

CelloMom On Cars
5 months ago

"Our research shows #voters have little patience for leaders who brush off #ClimateChange or oppose #CleanEnergy — for example, 63 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of lawmakers who deny that climate change is a threat. Among #SwingVoters, these lawmakers’ favorability is underwater by a whopping 50 points. This tells us that voters are connecting their frustrations around climate to their political decisions."

https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/4076505-republicans-want-a-fight-over-energy-and-climate-bring-it-on/

# Delaware Candidate Runs To Be First Transgender Member Of Congress

The article is about how
#SarahMcBride, a #transgender #woman and #activist, is running for #Congress in #Delaware's first district, hoping to become the #first transgender #MemberOfCongress in #US #history. The article #profiles McBride's personal and professional background, including her #work as a #spokesperson for the #HumanRightsCampaign, the nation's largest #LGBTQ+ #advocacy #group, and her involvement in #passing a #landmark #AntiDiscrimination #law in Delaware. The article also discusses the challenges and opportunities that McBride faces as a #trans #candidate, such as the potential for #backlash from #conservative #voters, the #support from prominent #Democrats like #JoeBiden and #NancyPelosi, and the #inspiration for other transgender people who #aspire to #PublicOffice.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/maryroeloffs/2023/06/26/delaware-candidate-runs-to-be-first-transgender-member-of-congress/?sh=79022f5a6db3

"The Republican Party has shown consistently that not only does it refuse to address the issues young people care about, but they are actively seeking to roll back our rights.

The Democratic Party and President Biden, on the other hand, have proven they will deliver for young people."

~ Victor Shi

#youth #voters #GenZ #Republicans #Democrats

https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/big-questions-answers-victor-shi

ProPublica
7 months ago

Churches’ Role in Local Election Prompts Calls for Investigations
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West #Texas #voters rejected three conservative Christian candidates who sought to infuse religious values into local politics. But the campaign support the candidates received from local churches has prompted calls for state and federal probes.

#Church #Elections #Voting #Abilene #JohnsonAmendment #IRS

https://www.propublica.org/article/texas-abilene-churches-election-voting-investigation?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

@philip_cardella @flockofnazguls
If you look at how voters age, a large part of any shift to the right is not because of getting older, but because of who dies off and is no longer voting.

And I want everyone to think about exactly who in Gen X died off in masses during the '80s and '90s because of massive, intentional governmental neglect of an epidemic.

Which of our #voters died en masse, and which voters were left.

Craig Mcgee
7 months ago

if you get turned away from a #Polling station today for not having photo ID. go to
https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id/accepted-forms-photo-id
and if you have any ID on the list, please, go back and vote!
don't let the #torys win by #suppressing #votes and #voters
if you have no #ID make sure to go inside the #pollingStation or the fact you could not #vote will not be recorded!
#localElections2023 #election #elections2023 #elections23 #local #localElections23

SubtleBlade ⚔️
7 months ago

#LocalElections in #England live: campaigners claim ‘countless examples’ of would-be #voters being turned away over #ID issue -
With polls closing at 10pm, more than 8,000 council seats in England are up for grabs but Electoral Reform Society calls for change to rules on IDs https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2023/may/04/england-local-elections-2023-voter-id-conservatives-labour-rishi-sunak-uk-politics-latest