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All Votes Matter

Legislatures in states where Republicans had full political control have make it harder for African-Americans, Latinos, and young people to vote.

August 20, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America’

Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act — and the most fundamental democratic exercise continues to come under attack.

August 16, 2015
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Voter Suppression Hides In The Gray Areas

Voting is not so simple for many poor people as I seemed to imply. But I do worry that portraying inconveniences as high barriers can discourage people from even trying.

August 13, 2015
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Winning Against The Oligarchs

Americans can and must fight back against voter suppression, campaign finance loopholes, and other tricks from the 1 percent.

March 28, 2015
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Florida Among Nation’s Toughest States To Have Voting Rights Restored

Are Florida’s harsh voting laws unfair?

February 2, 2015
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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
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With New Voter Laws Widespread, Fears Persist Of Fraud, Disenfranchisement

Could voter suppression swing the midterm elections?

November 4, 2014
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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
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Why Voter ID Isn’t Causing Mass Anger

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

October 31, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Two Provisions Of North Carolina Elections Overhaul Bill

Learn more about this big victory for voting rights.

October 1, 2014
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Early Voting Is Changing Election Day, Campaign Dynamics

Could this evolving trend save Democrats in November?

October 1, 2014
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Party Of Lincoln Takes Aim At Black Voters

Since winning control of the governorship and both houses of the state Legislature in 2004, Georgia Republicans have passed a series of new laws restricting access to the polls. Their mission is clear: To suppress the African-American vote in the Peach State. Now, as the November elections draw near, Georgia’s restrictive ballot-access laws are about […]

September 6, 2014
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The GOP’s Fear Of Higher Voter Turnout

It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey governor Chris Christie last week slammed efforts to simplify voter registration. Referring to Illinois joining other states — including many Republican-led ones […]

September 5, 2014
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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
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Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change — a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and correct inequities and injustices. If there is any good news in […]

August 30, 2014
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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
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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

Kansas, Arizona Win Proof-Of-Citizenship Requirement In Voting Suit

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times A federal judge has ruled that Kansas and Arizona should be allowed to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship, in a case closely watched by both sides dealing with the question of voter eligibility. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kansas, ruled that the U.S. Election Assistance […]

March 20, 2014
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