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Massachusetts Hospitals cut voting procedures

Massachusetts Hospitals cut voting procedures

Massachusetts hospitals will cut non-urgent procedures starting Monday due to staff shortages and extended hospital stays for patients, according to the state's health department.In Massachusetts, coronavirus cases have been increasing for several weeks, but hospital admissions have increased less. The pressure on the hospitals relates to further consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said.The staff shortage, largely due to the pandemic, has contributed to the loss of about 500 medical, surgical, and critical care beds in Massachusetts, according to the state. And hospitals are seeing an influx of patients who need more complex...

166 companies sign letter to Congress urging lawmakers to expand Voting Rights Act

166 companies sign letter to Congress urging lawmakers to expand Voting Rights Act

As some background, this legislation (named, of course, for the late Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat who served in Georgia and a civil rights icon) would update the Voting Rights Act to address a 2013 Supreme Court ruling. provision requiring jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to obtain prior approval for new voting rules. Why was this important? So places with a history of discrimination cannot just impose new rules and requirements that would deprive people of their rights even more. Sounds logical. However, in Shelby County v. Holder, the court eventually ruled 5-4...

Texas Man Who Waited Hours to Vote Arrested on Illegal Voting Charge

Texas Man Who Waited Hours to Vote Arrested on Illegal Voting Charge

He could face more than 40 years in prison — 20 years for each charge, according to Mr. Buser-Clancy, who added that Mr. Rogers' criminal record meant the sentence could be even higher."He faces the possibility of an extremely severe punishment," he said. "Second-degree crimes are normally reserved for aggravated assault, and to apply it to Mr Rogers' case, it just goes to show how unjust that is."Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under investigation for professional misconduct after challenging President Biden's victory in court, has filed suit against Mr. Rogers. He has...

Chris Wallace confronts Lindsey Graham for opposing Manchin’s voting rights proposal

Chris Wallace confronts Lindsey Graham for opposing Manchin’s voting rights proposal

Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted Senator Lindsey Graham this week for opposing Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) compromise on the voting rights bill that Democrats are trying to push through Congress. Wallace Questions Graham After reviewing some aspects of Manchin's proposal, Wallace asked, "Can you agree to the stripped-down version of Manchin, and if not, why not?" "I don't like the idea of ​​stripping state legislators from redistricting," Graham replied. "As much as I like Joe Manchin, the answer would be no." Wallace fired back by talking about some of the differences Manchin made...

Senator Manchin to Vote Against Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Bill

Senator Manchin to Vote Against Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Bill

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (WV) said he will be voting against the For the People Act. Congressional Democrats introduced a federal elections reform bill that will make it easier for Democrats to steal elections. The bill, S.1. needs 60 votes in the senate to pass. Manchin, the ‘moderate’ Democrat senator on Sunday said he will be voting against the bill in an op-ed published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. TRENDING: BREAKING: Ruby Freeman's Daughter Election Supervisor Wandrea Shaye Moss Is Subpoenaed for Deposition in Fulton County GA “Today’s debate about how to best protect our...

Texas Democrats Block Harsh Voting Bill By Walking Out En Masse

Texas Democrats Block Harsh Voting Bill By Walking Out En Masse

Democratic lawmakers in Texas abruptly blocked a restrictive voting bill in a dramatic move on Sunday night, walking out of the chamber en masse before a midnight deadline to send the legislation to the state’s governor. The dramatic move was at least a short-term victory over the GOP-backed Senate Bill 7, which Democrats and voting rights advocates have compared to Jim Crow laws that largely barred Black Americans from voting in the 20th century. The measure would include new restrictions on absentee voting, empower poll watchers from political parties and ban drive-through voting and...

Texas Voting Bill Nears Passage as Republicans Advance It

Texas Voting Bill Nears Passage as Republicans Advance It

The bill in Texas is unlikely to be the final G.O.P. voting legislation passed this year. Multiple states, including Arizona, Ohio and Michigan, have legislatures that are still in session and that may move forward on new voting laws. Republicans in Michigan have pledged to work around a likely veto from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, by collecting signatures from citizens and seeking to pass new restrictions through a ballot initiative.Republican lawmakers in battleground states have been backed in their effort by a party base and conservative media that have largely embraced the election...

Texas Republicans Finalize Major Bill of Voting Limits

Texas Republicans Finalize Major Bill of Voting Limits

Texas lawmakers on Saturday finished drafting a bill that would impose a raft of new voting restrictions, setting up the likely passage of what would be among the most far-reaching laws in Republicans’ nationwide drive to overhaul elections systems and limit voting.The bill would tighten what are already some of the country’s strictest voting laws, and it would specifically target balloting methods that were employed for the first time last year by Harris County, home to Houston. In addition to banning drive-through voting and 24-hour voting, which were used by nearly 140,000 voters in...

G.O.P. Pursues Harsher Penalties for Poll Workers in Voting Crackdown

G.O.P. Pursues Harsher Penalties for Poll Workers in Voting Crackdown

That attitude has seeped into new voting laws and bills put forward by Republican-controlled legislatures across the country. More than two dozen bills in nine states, either still making their way through legislatures or signed into law, have sought to establish a rash of harsh new penalties, elevated criminal classifications and five-figure fines for state and local election officials who are found to have made mistakes, errors, oversteps and other violations of election code, according to a review of voting legislation by The New York Times.The infractions that could draw more severe punishment run...

Mitch McConnell Poised For Starring Role In Voting Bill Fight

Mitch McConnell Poised For Starring Role In Voting Bill Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is so determined to stop a sweeping elections overhaul pushed by congressional Democrats that he will personally argue against it, armed with a stack of amendments at a Senate hearing this week as Democrats advance the bill toward a vote. It’s a rare role for a party leader but shows the extent to which Republicans are prepared to fight the Democratic priority. The legislation would be the largest overhaul of U.S. elections in a generation and touches on almost every aspect of the electoral process, changes that Democrats...

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