Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, has followed all of this and told Mayer that in his view there is a “flotilla of front groups” that has and has diverged from the nature of the normal anti-regulatory and anti-abortion movement is now “more or less shifting to working on the issue of voter suppression”. They’ve all teamed up to enforce new voting restrictions in the states, but this new movement we’re seeing in Arizona and Georgia to go beyond the restrictions, controlling who does the electoral administration and counting the votes – that scared rabbits “shit” .
He is not alone. Former Republican Ralph Neas, once executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, explained how this works:
The Maricopa County audit reveals exactly what the Big Lie is about. If they do an analysis that discredits the Arizona 2020 election results, it will be replicated in other states, creating more chaos. That will make new laws possible. Millions of Americans could be disenfranchised and help Donald Trump get re-elected in 2024. That is the bottom line. Maricopa County is the prism through which you can see everything. It’s not so much about 2020 – it’s about 2022 and 2024. This is a coordinated national effort not only to skew what happened in 2020, but also to win back the House of Representatives and the Presidency. Campaign action
There is a Supreme Court – formed by the Federalist Society – that will allow this rather than not once state laws are in place. In the Bush v Gore ruling, which elected the president in 2000, there is a glimmer of primacy for right-wing judges that state legislatures have the power to hold elections and even pass laws that give themselves the right to vote “That is the foundation, the” doctrine of the independent legislature, “the attempts by the right and former man’s lawyers to overturn elections. This is what Republican lawmakers will point out to justify new laws to take over elections. Nathaniel Persily , an expert on suffrage at Stanford, said Mayer, “It gives intellectual prestige to an otherwise insane, anti-democratic argument.”
The dark-money funded Public Interest Legal Foundation takes on this task. It has seen nine electoral law cases in eight states in the last year alone, and features some of the leading lawyers trying to end democratic elections. One of them is John Eastman, a Federalist Society bigwig.
ALEC is also on duty and actually laid the groundwork for the legislature to challenge the referendum well before the November 2020 high-level review that their group had undertaken to question the “validity” of the president’s return. “She said one The National Policy Council meeting, taped and received by the Research Group Documented, stated that “obviously we all want President Trump to win and win the national vote.” Nelson continued, “But it is very clear that it is It really comes down to state and state lawmakers. “She said conservative lawmakers should be encouraged to cast doubt on the election results should Trump lose and to ask,” What happened that night? “
Mayer’s story is well worth reading as it exposes a who’s who of the mainstream Republican politicians determined to end democratic elections in this country. She introduces Arizona and the bizarre fraud, but Georgia provides another case study in which Republican lawmakers lay the groundwork for removing control of the election from Fulton County’s electoral officials. Fulton County is the blackest, most populous, and most democratic county in the state.
That brings us to the filibuster, the only thing standing between correcting all of this with new voting rights and congressional electoral laws. The Jim Crow filibuster – supported by Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema – allows all of these dark money groups and republican states to begin planning for 2022 and 2024. Manchin and Sinema focus their filibuster defense on high ideals of what the “Founding Fathers” intend (which should not have a filibuster) and “two-party traditions,” which gave Republicans undue recognition for being patriotic Americans.
Every Republican they consider “good people” is associated with the groups who are planning to take over the election. Each and every one of them has benefited from their generosity. You have no qualms about doing anything to win. That includes eliminating the filibuster – they did it for the Supreme Court justices!
Democrats who are as ruthlessly saving our democracy as the Republicans are stealing it does not mean bowing to their level. It saves it from them. And it has to happen soon. As Manchin and Sinema bask in the Republican glamor to water down President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, Republicans plan how to return them to the minority and keep them there forever.