Thursday, July 30, 2015
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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
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The Politics Of You

Hillary Clinton spoke forcefully about voting rights and reminding the country of how far right the Republican Party has moved over 50 years.

June 8, 2015
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GOP Responds To Clinton’s Stance On Voting Rights

Hillary Clinton, in a speech Thursday on voting rights, called out four Republican hopefuls for president for infringing on American voters’ rights. Here’s how they responded.

June 5, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Calls For Protecting Voter Rights, Automatic Registration

Clinton: “So today, Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting. What part of democracy are they afraid of?”

June 4, 2015
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High Court Says Alabama May Have Improperly Redistricted Black Voters

Supreme Court rules 5-4 that Alabama redistricted black voters in order to dilute their influence.

March 25, 2015
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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
People along the Edmund Pettus Bridge at dusk in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, March 7, 2015. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

A Brighter Legacy Of Selma

Connie Schultz shares an inspiring story from Selma’s 50th anniversary.

March 11, 2015
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Thousands Remember 1965 Selma March In Bridge Crossing

Thousands of marchers turned out on Sunday to call for a new fight for voting rights.

March 9, 2015
Then-Senator Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 2007 (Barack Obama/Flickr)

Universal Suffrage Is Still Under Assault

50 years after ‘Bloody Sunday,’ the far right is still fighting to limit voting rights.

March 7, 2015
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Injustice Is Resilient, But So Are Defenders Of Freedom

As the 50th anniversary of the Selma march approaches, voting rights are still under attack.

March 4, 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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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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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
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Abortion, Gay Marriage, Voting Rights Waiting In Wings As Supreme Court Convenes

Learn more about the key decisions in the Supreme Court’s future.

October 6, 2014
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Restrictive Voting Laws Deserve Justice Department Scrutiny

Whoever replaces Eric Holder must keep up the fight for voting rights.

October 4, 2014
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Supreme Court Limits Voting Access In Ohio Case

Who needs voting, anyway?

October 2, 2014
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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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Fox’s Hasselbeck Wants Voting Test; Trump Doesn’t Know His Senate From His House

Boy, it’s a good thing Fox “News” doesn’t follow its own rules re: “Hollywood types,” like telling them to shut up and sing, act, or whatever evil, liberal-heathen thing they do for a living. Because how then could we enjoy the always-entertaining spectacle of News Barbie, aka Elisabeth Hasselbeck (whose stellar Palin-esque CV consists of Survivor, […]

September 22, 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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State Supreme Court Upholds Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

By Patrick Marley and Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON, Wisc. — A divided state Supreme Court on Thursday tweaked a provision of Wisconsin’s voter ID law to put it in keeping with the state constitution, making it easier for people to get identification cards without having to pay anything. Despite Thursday’s rulings in two […]

July 31, 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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Could The War On Native Voting Rights Swing The Senate?

The following is excerpted from “The Missing Native Vote,” Stephanie Woodard’s cover story in the July 2014 issue of In These Times. Woodard explains how, nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, American Indians still lack equal access to the ballot box — and how, depending on the outcome of a federal […]

June 12, 2014
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WATCH: Grimes Highlights Voting Rights In First Ad Of Kentucky Senate Race

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), released her first statewide television ad of the 2014 campaign on Thursday. The ad, titled “Lost in Battle,” highlights Grimes’ efforts to ensure that military personnel serving overseas have access to the ballot. “Change can still happen here,” […]

May 8, 2014
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Efforts To Revive Voting Rights Act Provision Stall In Congress

By Ben Kamisar, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — Ten months after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, efforts have stalled in Congress to restore federal scrutiny of states with a history of racial bias. Freed from the need for Justice Department approval before changing election rules, even minor […]

May 7, 2014
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