Notes on VAWA, 2016 and Illinois Republicans

Everybody knows the Violence Against Women Act passed last week — after major controversy because of Republican objections over an expansion of tribal court jurisdiction (to pursue non-Natives who commit rape on Native lands) and the inclusions of LGBTQ people. In the  end, a bipartisan effort helped move the bill through.

Everybody also knows every single vote against it was Republican.

Here, however, are a few things to consider about the vote, the VAWA, 2016 and Illinois Republicans.

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