Category Archives: Voting

Welcome to the Era of ‘Joe Crow’

This morning, West Virginia putatively Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announced that he would not support Senate Bill S1, and that he is seeking to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act through “regular order”–which would require ten Republican Senate votes. … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Do Not Understand the Urgency of the Moment

I’ve made this point before, but it bears some repetition (boldface mine): Suffice it to say, a concerted right-wing effort really is under way to limit popular democracy and suppress votes. So what are Democrats doing about it? In a … Continue reading

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Narcissism in the Senate

Admittedly, describing a senator as a narcissist is a relative term: none of them are possessed of low self-regard to say the least. But Ed Burmilla raises a good point about what two narcissists, West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin … Continue reading

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Vaccine Hesitancy Among the Politically Unaffiliated

Or perhaps it should be called ‘hesitancy.’ This, by Harry Enten, is going to sound depressingly familiar to anyone who has tried to get people to vote (boldface mine): A look at the data reveals that the vaccine hesitant group, … Continue reading

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The Sum of All Inchoate Feelings: The Voting Suppression Edition

While much of the impetus behind the wave of Republican voter suppression bills is pure political cynicism, we shouldn’t neglect the role inchoate feelings play either (boldface mine): Republicans, when pressed for details on any reported fraud that would prompt … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire When It Comes to Voter Suppression

So, I really don’t think Democrats should figure out how to suppress Republican voters–no one should be suppressing anyone else’s vote. But if Democrats did, that probably would force Republicans to get on board with a voting rights act–or enough … Continue reading

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Legalizing Undemocracy

With hundreds of thousands needlessly dead from COVID-19, it’s hard to say we got lucky with Trump. But when it comes to authoritarianism, we were fortunate in that he is lazy, impulsive, and ignorant. But this is the 2024 scenario … Continue reading

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The Politics of a Radical Minority

As I often note on this blog, if you want to understand what the Republican Party actually wants, is, and likes, then you have to look at the local and state level Republicans, since they usually say the quiet part … Continue reading

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Some Friday Schadenfreude: the Voter Suppression Edition

In the midst of…[gestures wildly at everything], we shouldn’t deny ourselves the pleasures of schadenfreude. As you might have guessed, this is a post about Donald Trump. We go to the state of Georgia (boldface mine): In an interview with … Continue reading

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My Election Night HAWT TAEK

In no particular order: While I wanted a decisive win election night, the only unpredicted Republican pickup is NE-02 (I think Democrats won the electoral college vote, but failed to pick up the House seat), which would be nice to … Continue reading

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