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RNC members don't get to see what the NSA produces. Members of House and Senate, while they don't get the full access to NSA work product that the President does, still get significant access to its work in classified briefings. Also, while rank and file Republicans often oppose the Patriot Act, rank and file Republicans are also usually very pro-military. ...


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Why haven't any Republican-controlled states moved to ban or severely restrict mail in voting? States cannot ban mail-in voting due to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). The act requires that all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands allow certain U.S. citizens ...


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Mail-in voting is extremely popular among two groups that Republicans rely on: the military (who often need to vote from widely dispersed bases) and the elderly (who often find voting in person strenuous or difficult). As I remember, several of the GOP voting restriction bills try to split the difference by limiting mail-in to those select groups, trying by ...


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