After reports of widespread voting problems last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio will allot $20 million to the Board of Elections for improvements—if the agency, which does not report to him, agrees... To view the full story, click the title link.
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The first head has rolled after more than 100,000 voters were mistakenly purged from the Brooklyn voter rolls ahead of this week's New York primary, which handed Hillary Clinton a much-needed win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Diane...Show More Summary
Hillary staffer gloated to Politico reporter after beating Bernie in NY, amid accusations of voting problems
Amid widespread reports of voting irregularities in tonight’s New York primary, including confirmation that over 120,000 voters have been dropped from registration lists, city officials have vowed to investigate and audit the city’sShow More Summary
Shyla Nelson talks with The Young Turks about the federal lawsuit filed by Election Justice USA against the Department of Elections due to a giant voter purge in New York State. Shyla Nelson's group, Elections Justice USA is pushing to change New York to an open primary through an emergency lawsuit filed Monday. Show More Summary
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You don't have your voting rights on a "use them or lose them" basis.
Kris Kobach forgot to call Hillary Clinton an old poopy-head too, but that doesn't mean he didn't capitalize on the opportunity to look like the sexist pig he is. Also, it's pretty hilarious to see these guys all take to their Facebook...Show More Summary
MIAMI –- Something was noticeably different about the crowd packed inside a gymnasium at Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus last week to welcome Jeb Bush into the ranks of the announced 2016 Republican presidential candidates. In aShow More Summary
Last week, details about a horrifyingly cynical new program to purge registered voters from election rolls in 27 states came to light. Like so many other GOP-led electoral process reforms — such as installing of voter ID requirements,...Show More Summary
A voter purge is attempting to make the electorate a lot whiter. There must be another Election Day coming up. The post The Enormous, Secretive Effort To Purge Thousands Of Minorities From 27 States’ Voter Rolls appeared first on ThinkProgress.
These are my favorite kinds of opinions, the ones that base their reasoning completely on the plain text of a statute. They're the easiest to read, easiest to understand, and they always make you wonder: how did this get all the way to the appeals court? Florida had a voter......
A panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday deemed illegal a 2012 attempt by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to purge the state's voter rolls of noncitizens and other ineligible voters. Occasional voter purges are common and indeed necessary to ensure that only properly registered voters are allowed to cast ballots. Show More Summary
Right-wing media champions of voter purges have been quiet in response to a federal appeals court's decision that Florida officials' attempts to remove noncitizens from voter rolls clearly violated federal law, which protects citizens...Show More Summary
Don't expect Rick Scott to give up trying to suppress the vote. (Caricature by DonkeyHotey). In a 2-1 ruling Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made official what people have been saying for nearly two years: Florida's 11th hour voter purge in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act. Show More Summary
An appeals court just ruled Florida's 2012 voter purge was illegal.
Florida’s 2012 push to wipe non-citizens from voter roles was a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the state’s efforts to remove non-citizens from the rolls violated the act’s so-called “90 Days Provision,” which requires states to “complete, not later than 90 days prior to […]