World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 02 Apr, 2021 01:30 am

Republican voter suppression bills advance as Democrats promote illusions in Congress

Republican voter suppression bills advance as Democrats promote illusions in Congress
Instead of calling on its millions of voters to protest against the hundreds of Republican voter suppression bills, the Democratic Party is channeling social opposition to authoritarianism behind its legal and legislative campaigns.

However, despite facing one of the greatest assaults on voting rights since the dismantling of Jim Crow in the 1960s, the Democratic Party has made little effort to mobilize popular opposition to the law.Instead of mobilizing the working class to oppose this law and similar legislation in dozens of states, the Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on court suits and the passage of H.” The response of the Democratic Party to these assaults on democratic rights has been to promote their extensive election bill, H.Doubling down on the Democratic Party’s anti-Russia campaign, the bill uses the claim of Russian interference in the 2016 election to justify clamping down on free speech online.

Without ending the filibuster the Democratic Party will need 60 votes to pass the bill.The Democratic Party cannot be entrusted with the defense of democratic rights.

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