Saturday, July 27, 2013

GOP Win in 2014: Suppress the Vote and Then ????...

The Senate Races Up in 2014

The Most-Harsh Law in the Country

Updated (same date): A bit more on this story from Talking Points Memo and here from NBC News. (7-minute segment), coupled with the above graph to show the harshness of their voter law amendments (which anyone can see is voter suppression by any other name). 

A fine rundown is here (about 5 minutes) on the GOP effort to take the Senate. A follow on to that story is this from NC - showing how harsh the GOP is in their efforts to suppress the vote by making it harder, not easier to vote.

In the final analysis, they need to pick up 6 seats to take the Senate; 35 seats are up for reelection, but only a handful are really competitive. If the GOP were to hold the House that would give them the entire Congress.

Think hard about that prospect and then measure it against what they have done since 2010 (or should I say, what they have not done since 2010). Then that prospect of a total GOP-controlled Congress (under Mitch McConnell and John Boehner) is, well ... damn scary.

I have a list of posts on this subject or those closely related to this subject (here), (here), (here), (here), (here), (here), and (here).

Check out those links and then do your own research here from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU. This site is probably the most-excellent source for all the information you will ever need on this subject.

Stay tuned ... this battle is just heating up. Thanks for stopping by.

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