Democrats move to expand voting rights for felons Democratic states are moving to expand the voting rights of felons as the GOP seeks to tighten voting rules following a spate of losses in the 2020 election. The G.O.P.-controlled Florida House passes an expansive bill of voting restrictions.The legislation, which now heads back to the State Senate for a vote, would add strict new rules for drop boxes and new identification requirements for absentee ballots, among other measures. Abrams posts 6-minute video of objections to Georgia voting law after being cut off by KennedyGeorgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on Tuesday tweeted a nearly six-minute video that continued her list of objections to Georgia’s new controversial voting law after she was cut off by a GOP senator during a Senate Texas Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Next Level“It’s about race,” the NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill said of provisions directly targeting densely populated areas in the state, as Republicans nationwide are pushing bills to severely restrict voting—and possibly subvert future contests. Stacey Abrams goes viral for obliterating GOP lawmaker with voting law response‘Do. Not. Come. For. Stacey. Abrams.’ Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: CitiesIn Houston, election officials found creative ways to help a struggling and diverse work force vote in a pandemic. Record turnout resulted. Now the G.O.P. is targeting those very measures. The Republicans’ staggering effort to attack voting rights in Biden’s first 100 daysThe effort has been unprecedented not only in its volume as more than 360 bills with voting restrictions have been introduced so far – but also in its scope GOP Rep. Burgess Owens says it's 'an insult' to compare the new Georgia voting law to Jim Crow"The soft bigotry of low expectations now projected on Black Americans ... is being done by the Democratic Party," Owens said during a Senate hearing.