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Trump Administration Loses Again in Court — This Time on Voter ID

Last February, the Trump administration abruptly abandoned the crux of the Justice Department’s opposition to Texas’ voter ID law. Government lawyers also asked the judge to delay her decision on whether the law intentionally discriminated against blacks and Latinos.
Judge Nelva Ramos Gonzales rejected their request for a delay. And Monday, she ruled that the law “was passed, at least in part, with a discriminatory intent in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

April 11, 2017
Voters take to the polls for early voting in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Black Voters Shrug Off Trump’s Voting Threats

As the early-voting period gets underway in the 2016 election, black voters are not about to let concerns about conflict at polling places—fanned by Donald Trump’s sinister predictions of voter fraud—keep them from casting their ballot.

October 26, 2016

Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID Law

The Fifth Circuit judges wrote: “We recognize the charged nature of accusations of racism, particularly against a legislative body, but we also recognize the sad truth that racism continues to exist in our modern American society despite years of laws designed to eradicate it.”

August 5, 2015
Kansas voter id laws struck down

5 Ways Republicans Make It Harder To Vote And Easier To Buy Elections

The right-wing movement that decries bureaucracy in fact loves red tape and barriers to democracy, in order to keep “them” from the polls.

June 8, 2015
A Mary Burke supporter holds a sign promising to vote during a September, 2014 rally (Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association/Flickr)

Wisconsin Voter-ID Law Stands As U.S. High Court Rejects Appeal

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for one of the most restrictive voter suppression laws in the nation.

March 23, 2015

Oregon Enacts The Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration

Oregon’s new governor just took a huge step forward for voting rights.

March 17, 2015

Nation’s Voting Rights Laws Headed In Wrong Direction

Americans can look to our own past to see the evils of voter suppression.

January 21, 2015

Despite Huge Victories, Republicans Face Some Obstacles

Even in the reddest states, GOP governors could struggle to enact far-right reforms.

January 12, 2015

With New Voter Laws Widespread, Fears Persist Of Fraud, Disenfranchisement

Could voter suppression swing the midterm elections?

November 4, 2014

Opinions Split On How Texas Voter ID Law Will Affect Election

How can you tell if Texas’ restrictive law is swinging the elections?

November 3, 2014

Why Voter ID Isn’t Causing Mass Anger

Don’t count on a new Freedom Summer for voting rights.

October 31, 2014

Endorse This: All Of The Groups That Fox News Wants To Stop From Voting

The right-wing media is dedicated to protecting elections (from Democrats.)

October 27, 2014

Shame On Texas And The U.S. Supreme Court

Make no mistake: These new voting restrictions are about race.

October 24, 2014

Voter ID Laws Make The Poll Tax Look Good

The intent of these laws couldn’t be clearer: Republicans want to stop minorities from voting.

October 16, 2014

Supreme Court To Decide If Texas Voter ID Law Can Take Effect

Texas’ restrictive voter suppression law has a date with the Supreme Court.

October 15, 2014

Texas Votes

Suddenly Texas Republicans aren’t so crazy about Voter ID.

October 15, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas’ Voter ID Law

Find out what’s next for the controversial election law.

October 15, 2014
Voting provisional ballot

GOP-Backed Limits On Voting Lead To Spirited Backlash From Democrats

Could the Republican crackdown on voting rights backfire on the GOP in November?

October 13, 2014

Wisconsin, Texas Voter ID Laws Blocked By Courts

Learn more about this huge win for voting rights advocates.

October 10, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Is Asked To Block Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

Learn more about the case that could determine a huge midterm race.

October 3, 2014

Texas Voter ID Law: Discriminatory Or Common Sense?

By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks’ and Latinos’ ability to participate in the electoral process. Countering, lawyers from Texas […]

September 3, 2014
Voting provisional ballot

Republicans Finally Have A Poster Boy For Voter Fraud (But Scott Walker Won’t Like It)

For years, Wisconsin Republicans have warned that voter fraud is a scourge that threatens the very survival of democracy in their state. “I’ve always thought in this state, close elections, presidential elections, it means you probably have to win with at least 53 percent of the vote to account for fraud. One or two points, […]

June 24, 2014

Rand Paul Can Try To Be His Party’s Bill Clinton, But He’ll Never Be President

This post originally appeared at Eclectablog.com. Rand Paul continues to fling any turd he can find at the Clintons for pretty obvious reasons. The first-term senator from Kentucky has to do something to show the GOP establishment he can be competitive in a general election, and he’s trying to keep the former president out of […]

May 13, 2014

Sterling And The Issue Of Power

WASHINGTON — Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz together. “We just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it,” Obama […]

May 1, 2014

Biden Takes On Voter Suppression: ‘We Have To Stand Up’

Vice President Joe Biden urged voters on Monday to stand up to Republican-led efforts to limit voting rights, in a video for the Democratic National Committee’s voter expansion project. “If someone had said to me 10 years ago I had to make a pitch for protecting voting rights today, I would have said ‘you got […]

April 7, 2014