Posts Tagged: Vote

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House Passes Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd

In a Thursday night vote, the U.S. House approved a sweeping police reform bill named after the man whose death sparked the widespread call for change. The Democratic-sponsored George Floyd Justice in Policing Act seeks to “ensure that his death and the death of so many others is not in vain,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… Read more »

Federal Judge Rules Texans Can Vote by Mail

In a ruling handed down on Tuesday, a federal judge opened the door for absentee voting in Texas. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sided with the Texas Democratic Party, making all of the state’s voters — regardless of age — eligible for mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. His ruling overturns a Texas law that… Read more »

President Trump Threatens Veto Restoration of Voting Rights Act

Long story short … In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). The provision dealt with pre-clearance, which banned certain states and other jurisdictions from making changes to voting laws with getting pre-approval from the U.S. Attorney General or U.S. District Court for D.C.    The approval… Read more »