Voting rights and voter suppression

https://www.countable.us

Barr reportedly removes national security official ahead of elections

The move comes after John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist, told Congress his office would no longer give verbal briefings on election security https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/31/william-barr-us-justice-department-elections?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

Here’s the *real* reason Donald Trump is attacking mail-in ballots — CNN Politics Here’s the *real* reason Donald Trump is attacking mail-in ballots — CNN Politics

Response to black vote conspiracy. How to respond when someone says the Alabama election results are a black conspiracy This is what happened when Bill Mitchell, a famously outspoken Trump supporter, suggested that high Democratic voter turnout in the Alabama run-off election was due to a plot to bus in black voters from out of state to vote illegally. https://mobile.twitter.com/i/moments/941468631380123648

Jamil Smith: Watch the Georgia Minority Vote Disappear Before Your Eyes

Brian Kemp, the Republican running against Democrat Stacey Abrams, is blocking more than 53,000 people from the polls over a technicality, continuing his history of voter suppression

The Supreme Court’s disturbing order to effectively disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin voters American democracy is in deep trouble. https://www.vox.com/2020/4/6/21211378/supreme-court-coronavirus-voting-rights-disenfranchise-rnc-dnc

Almost 16 million voters were removed from the rolls. We should be alarmed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/almost-16-million-voters-were-removed-from-the-rolls-we-should-be-alarmed/2019/05/15/f3de396a-7682-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html

How Democrats Can Reverse Years of Voter Suppression It doesn’t require packing the Supreme Court. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/democrats-2020-election-voting-reform-nuclear-option.html

How do you know voting by mail works? The U.S. military’s done it since the Civil War. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/how-do-you-know-voting-mail-works-u-s-military-n1186926?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

Why do Americans mistrust experts  https://youtu.be/V50HMNB4qX4 https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/BallotTracking.aspx

Young Turks -dumbest things DT said https://youtu.be/UMYZoVtn73s

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear case that could remove 129K from voter rolls

Donald Trump has made unfounded accusations of widespread voter fraud a centerpiece of his presidency, as well as his reelection campaign. He claimed millions of people voted illegally in 2016, created an inept committee to investigate voter fraud, and now opposes mail-in voting, claiming it’s inherently fraudulent.

Now it appears that the president himself committed voter fraud.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that when Trump registered to vote in Florida, he claimed the White House as his legal residence. On the same day he filled out his voter registration, however, Trump formally declared himself a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach, the location of his Mar-a-Lago club. The president therefore tried to register to vote under an out-of-state address that is not, in fact, his legal residence.

Donald Trump Appears to Have Committed Felony Voter Fraud

USPS Alarm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/11/post-office-bailout-trump/

Postal Service backlog sparks worries that ballot delivery could be delayed in November

‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a Major Trump Donor—Ousts Top Officials ”America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election in which he might face removal from office.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/08/07/friday-night-massacre-us-postal-service-postmaster-general-major-trump-donor-ousts

Outrage about Trump’s attack on the USPS is not enough. Here are concrete steps each of us can take to protect our vote and save our democracy. Thread 1/10Vanita Gupta on Twitter

Colorado secretary of state accuses Trump of lying about mail-in voting — CNN Politics

Dead chicks, delayed prescriptions: Late mail leaves rural America disconnected https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dead-chicks-delayed-prescriptions-late-mail-leaves-rural-america-disconnected-n1239373