On Tuesday, Florida election officials certified that a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would restore the right to vote to those who have served out their sentences will appear on the ballot this November, giving Floridians a chance to reform a Jim Crow-era policy that disenfranchises 1.5 million fellow citizens. To pass and become law, the amendment must win 60 percent of the vote.
Pennsylvania Democrats scored a massive victory last night when they swept the three open state Supreme Court seats up for election on a statewide partisan ballot. The result is a 5 to 2 majority. Not only is this institution important because of its role as the high court of the state, but retaking it was by far the most important step toward setting Pennsylvania on the path toward progressive legislation in the coming decade. Why? Redistricting.
Pennsylvania Follows North Carolina in Striking Down GOP's Go-To Election RacketOn Monday, Pennsylvaniaâ€™s state Supreme Court dealt Republican gerrymandering a crippling blow when itÂ struck down the GOPâ€™s congressional mapÂ for illegally discriminating against Democratic voters. The court has ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to draw a new mapÂ by Feb. 15, in time for the 2018 elections, but Democratic Gov.
Open seats are often a sign of & a contributor to a building wave election. Congress isn't the only lawmaking body that Democrats could gain control of in November. Dems have already picked up a ton of state legislative seats in 2017 https://twitter.com/DKElections/status/955872841215377408
NC Republicans are advancing two separate plans to gerrymander the lower court districts & also allow the gerrymandered legislature to outright appoint judges like in Virginia. NC Republicans are responding to anti-gerrymandering court rulings with... more gerrymandering https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/955869354050179073
Without felony disenfranchisement in Florida, George W. Bush never would have become president & Rick Scott (R) may have never become governor. This policy is discriminatory against people of color & swings close elections. It's a huge threat to democracy https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/955844008562933762
Republican Gov. Rick Scott actively made felony disenfranchisement *more* restrictive when he took office in 2011. Republicans have fought efforts to reform felony disenfranchisement in several states since 2010
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