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Voter ID laws, Texas

Justice Department Changes Position On Texas’ Discriminatory Voter ID Law

After arguing for nearly six years that Texas’ voter ID law intentionally discriminated against minorities, the Department of Justice — now overseen by Jeff Sessions — has informed the other plaintiffs in the case it has abandoned that position.

February 28, 2017
Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID Law

The justices let stand a July 2016 decision by a lower court that found that the 2011 Texas statute ran afoul of a federal law that bars racial discrimination in elections and directed a lower court to find a way to fix the law’s discriminatory effects against minorities.

January 23, 2017
Voter suppression concerns need to be addressed

Disenfranchisement Today: Don’t Gloat While Suppressing The Vote

Today, we are witnessing the greatest setback to voting rights in 50 years, as millions of Americans are actively deprived of their constitutional right to vote.

November 8, 2016
Voter ID laws, Texas

Strict Voter ID Laws Are The New Jim Crow Laws

Just as Jim Crow laws denied the right to vote through literacy tests, poll taxes, the grandfather clause and violence, strict voter ID laws unfairly target minorities, especially Latinos and African-Americans.

November 5, 2016
Kansas voter id laws struck down

Kansas Judge Strikes Down State’s Dual Voter Registration System

The ACLU said the system would have denied the right to vote in state and local elections to residents who registered through a federal voter registration form or when they applied for or renewed their driver’s license.

November 4, 2016
In Ohio, a spelling error on your absentee ballot could cost you your vote

In Ohio, A Spelling Error Could Nullify Your Vote

Laws passed by the Republican-led Ohio state legislature in 2014 require voters to accurately fill out their personal information on absentee or provisional ballots or they will be rejected – even if the votes are otherwise valid. The laws are being applied in a presidential election for the first time this year.

November 1, 2016
Concerns about voter fraud are unfounded. Look at ACORN.

Debunking The ‘Rigged Election’ Horror Story

Trump’s “rigged election” shtick is the product of years of conservative fear mongering about voter fraud and election stealing, and it poses a unique challenge to journalists who want to ensure voter confidence in the election process.

October 26, 2016
Republicans to blame for voter ID laws

Republicans Have Long History Of Skewing Election Turnout

Having given up on enlarging their tent to attract more voters, the GOP has settled on a strategy of blocking the franchise for those whom it cannot win over.

October 23, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Why The GOP Deserves Trump As Much As Trump Deserves The GOP

Evidence suggests that thanks to the party’s co-dependent relationship with Donald Trump, the GOP may be on the verge of permanently losing two of the fastest growing groups of new voters — Latinos and Asian-Americans. Support from these two groups is dipping toward a percentage in the single digits.

October 10, 2016

State Secret: Why Down Ballot Races Matter So Much

The right wing has recognized that while the media and both major parties are riveted on this year’s macabre contest for the White House, that’s hardly the only race that matters.

October 1, 2016

#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Concerns About Voter Suppression: ‘Every African American I Know Has An ID’

It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.

September 14, 2016
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks about the Kansas voter ID law that he pushed to combat what he believes to be rampant voter fraud in the United States in his Topeka, Kansas, U.S., office May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Thousands Of Voters In Limbo After Kansas Demands Proof They’re American

Kris Kobach’s campaign against voting fraud has disenfranchised thousands of Kansas state residents.

June 1, 2016
Nevada Voter Suppression Law Las Vegas

Nevada Republicans Are Trying To Mobilize New Voters After Pursuing Voter Suppression Laws

Nevada Republicans — like Republican legislatures across the country — tried to solve a problem that doesn’t exist: there were only two cases of voter fraud in Nevada in 2014.

February 16, 2016
voting sign

Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015

The Best Part Of Being A Justice

Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas have it good.

October 23, 2014

6 Other Times Republicans Admitted Voting Restrictions Are Just About Disenfranchising Democrats

These six Republicans have admitted that their party is intentionally attempting to disenfranchise Democrats through voting restrictions.

October 25, 2013