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Election reform

There are many issues that are currently preventing our nation from realizing the hopes and intentions of our Founding Fathers’ dreams. Many of these issues relate to our election system. Since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, voter suppression has flourished. Many states have enacted laws that reduce the time allowed to vote and the number of locations in which to do so. Eligible voters are often removed from voter rolls on technicalities. Gerrymandered districts have given one party more seats in Congress than it deserves. Our elections systems are hacked by foreign entities who also inject money into the election process. Our social media platforms give audience to bogus actors who influence our electorate with misinformation and deceit. Money, much of it dark and dirty since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens Untied decision, now rules the day. Advocates claim all these things have the effect of stripping representation from our citizens and giving it to special interests, incumbents and foreign nations. They say America needs comprehensive election reform in order to solve its election shortcomings.

Pending Legislation: S.1 - For the People Act of 2021 (passed House)
Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR)
Status: Passed Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, qualifying for a floor vote
Senate Leader: Leader Charles Schumer (NY)
Critical Vote: Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)

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Poll Opening Date
January 24, 2022
Poll Closing Date
January 30, 2022

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