The Republican Party is unified in its collaborative efforts to target and suppress voters, and the courts have failed to hold them accountable. Unfortunately, things have not changed as dramatically as the courts had promised.
Among the most overlooked, but most important, provisions of the omnibus voter suppression law enacted in Georgia are new provisions that encourage mass challenges and threaten counties that refuse to abide them.
The Republican rejection of majoritarianism did not happen overnight. It is the result of a decision by the Republican Party to fight the demographic shifts in the electorate for more than a decade.
As voting rules and restrictions became more partisan, corporate America has largely tried to ignore the potential controversy, fearful of what standing up for voting rights could mean for their bottom line.
The right to vote is under attack. And unless we reform voting jurisprudence, courts are not equipped to stop it. The time has come to restore the more probing analysis of voting restrictions articulated 50 years ago.
This time, for the sake of democracy, we all must believe what we saw in 2020 will continue again in 2021 and 2022. Once again, voting rights and American democracy itself will be on the docket.
States should pass laws prohibiting long lines at the polls and prescribe by law that no voter should have to wait more than half an hour in order to cast a ballot. Now is the time to support this simple solution.
Now that we have transitioned to an America without Trump as its president, the days are still dark — an epidemic is raging and the assault on democracy continues. Although the man left the White House, Trumpism remains.
Our mission must be to strengthen our institutions and voting laws. We will not achieve a healthy democracy by simply blocking bad things from happening or trying to restore institutions to what they were four years ago.
As we head toward Jan. 20, many are asking: how do we harness the power of unified control of government and the progressive community to ensure that we never find ourselves in this position again?