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Texas. Dopo l’Arizona si appresta a regolamentare le procedure elettorali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-13.

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Analysis: Out of power in Washington, Republicans pursue hard-right agenda

«Shut out of power in Washington, Republicans are using their dominance in state houses across the country to oppose Democratic President Joe Biden’s agenda»

«In Texas, Republican lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would allow citizens to carry a handgun without a permit or any training»

«In Florida, Oklahoma and Iowa, Republican legislators passed bills granting immunity to drivers who hit protesters»

«Across the country, a bevy of states have passed bills preventing transgender athletes from playing high school sports»

«And Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a sweeping new reform bill that limits mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes»

«Although Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress, Republicans dominate the nation’s statehouses»

«Republicans now control the legislatures of 30 states and also hold the governor’s office in 23 of those states»

«So far this year, Republican state lawmakers have proposed or advanced more than 250 bills regarded by activists as being restrictive of LGBTQ rights, 361 bills with restrictive voting provisions, and passed 35 bills to relax gun regulations»

«Florida, with DeSantis at the helm, is leading the way in advancing right-wing legislation»

«Florida passed bills in the last two weeks prohibiting businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination in the state and social media companies from silencing conservatives on their platforms»

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«Texas lawmakers will kick off a special session on Thursday to consider a range of Republican-backed measures, including voting restrictions that Democratic lawmakers previously blocked»

«Republican Governor Greg Abbott has also instructed state lawmakers to consider bills that would block transgender students from competing in athletics that correspond with their gender identity, fund arrests of immigrants living in the country illegally, restrict abortion access and limit teaching about the role of racism in the United States»

«Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have passed similar measures in recent months in an effort to push back against Democratic President Joe Biden’s agenda»

«In a dramatic walkout on May 30, just before the end of the state’s regular legislative session, Democratic lawmakers denied Republicans the quorum needed to pass a bill that would have limited early voting hours, added new identification requirements for absentee voting and banned ballot drop boxes»

«Republicans control both the state legislature and the governor’s office»

«But Texas Republicans are likely to pass the elections bill, known as SB 7, in the special session that could last up to 30 days»

«Hearings on the bill will begin on Saturday»

«Fighting voter suppression is a priority for Biden»

«Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden has assigned to lead the administration’s work in that area, will announce expansions to a Democratic National Committee voter mobilization campaign on Thursday»

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Usa. Suprema Corte. Sentenzia a favore dell’Arizona sulle restrizioni al voto.

Forti della sentenza della Corte Suprema Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (19-1257), gli stati retti dai repubblicani stanno organizzandosi per approvare leggi statali che regolarizzino le procedure elettorali, in particolare il voto per corrispondenza e l’obbligo di esibire un documento di identità.

«Republicans now control the legislatures of 30 states and also hold the governor’s office in 23 of those states»

Nelle prossime elezioni almeno in 30 stati i liberal democratici non potranno più far affluire al voto le masse che avevano accuratamente allevate ed istruite, e senza alcun rispetto delle identità e dei tempi. Se non erano ‘brogli’ ci si assomigliavano davvero tanto.

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Texas legislature to take up voting limits, other measures in special session

July 8 (Reuters) – Texas lawmakers will kick off a special session on Thursday to consider a range of Republican-backed measures, including voting restrictions that Democratic lawmakers previously blocked.

Republican Governor Greg Abbott has also instructed state lawmakers to consider bills that would block transgender students from competing in athletics that correspond with their gender identity, fund arrests of immigrants living in the country illegally, restrict abortion access and limit teaching about the role of racism in the United States.

Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have passed similar measures in recent months in an effort to push back against Democratic President Joe Biden’s agenda and satisfy diehard supporters of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump. read more

“We have unfinished business to ensure that Texas remains the most exceptional state in America,” Abbott said in a statement on Wednesday as he released the agenda for the special session.

In a dramatic walkout on May 30, just before the end of the state’s regular legislative session, Democratic lawmakers denied Republicans the quorum needed to pass a bill that would have limited early voting hours, added new identification requirements for absentee voting and banned ballot drop boxes. read more

The boycott marked a notable victory for Democrats, who have unsuccessfully fought a slew of similar laws passed since the beginning of the year in states where, like in Texas, Republicans control both the state legislature and the governor’s office. read more

But Texas Republicans are likely to pass the elections bill, known as SB 7, in the special session that could last up to 30 days. Hearings on the bill will begin on Saturday, according to a tweet from Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Voting rights advocates plan to rally outside the statehouse on Monday and lobby lawmakers to oppose the voting restrictions, according to Anthony Gutierrez, Texas director of Common Cause.

James Slattery, senior staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project, called Abbott’s agenda for the special session a “carnival-esque” political maneuver that ignored the state’s most pressing crises, such as deadly power grid failures that left 4.3 million people without heat for days during a February cold snap.

Slattery said that while many bills on Abbott’s agenda would threaten Texans’ civil rights, the legislation making voting harder was especially alarming.

“A fully functioning democracy keeps government accountable to the people, so all the other fights flow from that,” he said.

Fighting voter suppression is a priority for Biden, who is meeting with civil rights groups on Thursday to discuss their efforts to protect voting rights, according to a Democratic official.

Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden has assigned to lead the administration’s work in that area, will announce expansions to a Democratic National Committee voter mobilization campaign on Thursday, the official said.

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