Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) recently proposed a new Office of Election Crimes and Security, a special body that will have the power to “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws.
Republicans in the Virginia Legislature have already introduced over 20 bills to restrict mail-in voting, limit drop-box locations and add burdensome identification requirements.
Senate Democrats are poised to move forward on a crucial piece of voting rights legislation. Follow this space for updates.
Yesterday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) announced plans for the state to improve voting access.
This week, Pennsylvania Democrats introduced the K. Leroy Irvis Voting Rights Protection Act, House Bill 2090, an election reform bill focused on making voting easier and safer.
Arizona Republicans have introduced Senate Bill 1058 that will prohibit drive-thru voting and drop boxes in the state.
In a letter to colleagues today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed to debate and consider changes to Senate rules by Jan. 17.
Today, President Pro Tempore of the Georgia State Senate, Butch Miller (R), introduced Senate Bill 325, which would ban the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Georgia.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, H.R. 5314, a bill that tackles government ethics and accountability issues.
A study by Progress Michigan found that Michigan Republicans’ scheme to circumvent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) veto could eliminate one of every five polling locations in the state.
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