Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Democrats Attempt to Circumvent Supreme Court Rulings with New Voting Bill; House Democrats Push Voting Bill That Aims to Upend Supreme Court Decisions

Democrats Attempt to Circumvent Supreme Court Rulings with New Voting Bill:
House Democrats who failed in their first attempt to secure federal control of elections across America have introduced new legislation they hope to pass this fall.
The bill would restore pieces of the 1965 Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down, according to the Washington Examiner.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats must pass new legislation because neither diabolical red states nor the Supreme Court can be trusted, according to a news release on her website.
“A brazen, partisan campaign of voter suppression silences voters of color across the nation and threatens to erode our democracy,” Pelosi said.
“Further, the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Shelby v. Holder opened the floodgates of voter suppression, allowing states with dark histories of bigotry and discrimination to pass hundreds of laws designed to keep communities of color from the ballot box. This year alone, eighteen states have enacted thirty dangerous voter suppression laws, while the Court has continued its assault on the Voting Rights Act.” --->READ MORE HERE
House Democrats push voting bill that aims to upend Supreme Court decisions:
House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping election bill that would reestablish provisions of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down in an effort to advance voting reforms that have repeatedly stalled on Capitol Hill.
On Tuesday, Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, or H.R. 4, against the backdrop of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where famous protest marches occurred in March 1965. The bill’s namesake, who died last year, marched in Selma alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It was part of Democratic attempts to wrap the legislation in the language and urgency of the original Voting Rights Act, which passed during the Civil Rights era to combat actively discriminatory practices still in use in some Southern states.
However, in the decades since its passage, the Supreme Court has declared several of its provisions unconstitutional. The Justice Department said Monday that absent congressional action, the administration would be unable to use the act to stop states from passing laws Democrats have said will suppress minority votes. --->READ MORE HERE

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