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Roisin Ni Fiachra

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:53 AM Nov 2021

UN expert warns of near "tyranny" against voting rights of U.S. minorities amid GOP attacks

From Salon:

On the positive side, two federal draft voting bills are currently before Congress, the Freedom to Vote and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which aim to set national voting standards and strengthen legal protections against discriminatory voting laws and policies," he added. "It is however far from certain these will succeed in being adopted."

Republicans in the evenly split Senate this year have not only blocked those two bills, but also the bolder For the People Act. Despite such actions from the chamber's GOP, a few Democrats still refuse to support abolishing the filibuster to send voting rights legislation and other measures to President Joe Biden's desk.

Given the current conditions in the country, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance on Monday added the U.S. to its list of "backsliding" democracies. The think tank's secretary general, Kevin Casas-Zamora, said that "the visible deterioration of democracy in the United States, as seen in the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation [in elections], and the runaway polarization … is one of the most concerning developments."

De Varennes issued a similar warning during a Monday news briefing, according to Reuters. He said that "it is becoming unfortunately apparent that it is almost a tyranny of the majority where the minority right to vote is being denied in many areas."


Why do Josef Manchinovich and Krysa Sinemakova hate democracy in America?
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UN expert warns of near "tyranny" against voting rights of U.S. minorities amid GOP attacks (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2021 OP
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Indifference Is Far More Fatal Than Voting Restrictions modrepub Nov 2021 #4
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4. Indifference Is Far More Fatal Than Voting Restrictions
Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:06 AM
Nov 2021

Barely 30% or registered voters bothered to turn out last November in my state. Needless to say, the Republicans did very well.

I'd be much happier if people actually showed up to vote twice a year (primaries & general election) rather than marching in protests.

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