Kamala Harris says Democrats will spend more to register voters as Republicans push to limit voting


Vice President Kamala Harris will speak to the Generation Equality Forum on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington.  (AP photo / Alex Brandon)

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the White House event last week. (The Associated Press)

Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will more than double spending on voter registration and outreach prior to the 2022 midterm elections.

Harris’s comment at a Democratic event at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington, came after a few months of Democratic Party. Loss of voting rights in the Supreme Court Republican controlled State legislature.. She said the party would spend $ 25 million in addition to the $ 20 million already announced for a party program called “I Vote” that began in 2018.

Her speech at the country’s most prominent Historically Black College aimed to link that effort with the civil rights movement. Harris and President Biden were scheduled to meet with civil rights leaders later that day to discuss police, voting, and other issues.

The White House focuses on voting when Democrats and voters are desperate for legal and political retreat. The ambitious Democratic Voting Rights Bill in Parliament bans some of the state’s efforts to limit access to voting. Blocked in the Senate Just after Biden tapped Harris to lead the matter last month in opposition from the Republicans.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 with a majority of six conservative members, significantly weakening the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which allows opposition to the Election Act. Plaintiffs argued that the policy would cast twice as many ballots from minority voters as white voters based on the past, but the decision was made by the electorate in the wrong constituency. He upheld Arizona’s Republican-supported rule to abandon. experience.

The ruling is that the Democratic Party will win a proceeding against states, including Georgia, which have passed new voting restrictions in recent weeks, following a false allegation by former President Trump that the 2020 elections are wrong against him. Is expected to be much more difficult.

Texas is expected to become the next state to pass a restriction bill after Trump-backed Republican Governor Greg Abbott called: Special session that started Thursday.. In late May, Texas Democrats went out during regular legislative sessions to thwart Republicans’ first attempt to pass the bill. The latest widely written bill bans drive-in voting, prevents election authorities from sending mail ballots unless requested by voters, and strengthens potential criminal penalties for election authorities.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..

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