This is at least the third court ruling against Secretary of State Matt Schultz's attempts to purge voter rolls. The post Judge Nixes Iowa Voter Purge, Warning Of Irreparable Harm appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R), one of the nation's most notorious vote suppressors, has agreed to join an error-riddled multi-state voter purge database The post Ohio Agrees To Use Error-Riddled Voter Purge List appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Just behind the "war on women" and charges of racism, MSNBC's third favorite bogeyman is the specter of "voter suppression." The network was obsessed with that meme in 2012 and will doubtless pound the pulpit on it in the congressional midterms, but it's been relatively quiet about it in 2013. Show More Summary
After a preliminary examination, Chesterfield County's registrar has already found more than 170 errors on the list of 1,000 active voters the state wants him to purge. The post Virginia County Registrar Finds 17 Percent Error Rate In Voter Purge List appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R-FL) is trying to sell elections officials on a new voter purge by admitting his last attempt was a debacle. The post Florida Secretary Of State Launches Apology Tour For Fundamentally Flawed Voter Purge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) concedes problems with 2012 voter purge, says next one will be better.
County registrars across Virginia are finding significant errors in the list of 57,000 suspected out-of-state voters sent by the state government for purging -- and registrars for two of Virginia's largest jurisdictions say they will likely delay any removals until after the November 5 elections. Show More Summary
Iowa claims the purge is necessary to keep non-citizens from voting illegally, but other such purges have failed to find virtually any illegal voters. The post Top Iowa Republican Poised To Begin New Voter Purge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Could an ongoing voter purge tip the November gubernatorial election? The post Without Warning, 57,000 Virginians Could Have Their Voter Registrations Cancelled appeared first on ThinkProgress.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision killed a legal challenge to Florida's voter purge, Gov. Rick Scott announced he would resume the effort. But one GOP county elections supervisor is warning it's still deeply unreliable. The post GOP Election Supervisor: Rick Scott’s Voter Purge Still Based On Wholly Unreliable Data appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Flickr/Erik Hersman I t’s no surprise that Florida’s decision to once again try to scrub the voter rolls of noncitizens has prompted an outcry from voting-rights advocates and local elections administrators. While no names have yet been removed, letters went out to elections supervisors last week about the new effort. Show More Summary
Without the threat of immediate Department of Justice backlash, Florida officials are set to revisit the removal of noncitizens from voter rolls before the 2014 election. Although previous purge efforts have been thwarted, this time it just might work. Show More Summary
Rick Scott caricature by donkeyhotey Last year, when Gov. Rick Scott decided to purge alleged noncitizens from Florida's voter rolls, he generated a storm of opposition, including a number of lawsuits from advocacy groups. Initially, the hunt for illegally registered non-citizens turned up 182,000 names. Show More Summary
MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning a new effort to purge non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls, a move that last year prompted a series of legal challenges and claims from critics his administration was trying to intimid...
The voting process in Florida last year was a national disgrace, which was unfortunately the result of a deliberate scheme -- state Republican policymakers closed the early-voting window, cracked down on voter-registration drives, and created painfully long voting lines, especia …
Here is some stuff in the news today!Care of the Supreme Court's garbage gutting of the Voter Rights Act, the state of Florida will be able to resume its voter purge.A couple in Virgina is challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary
Even I've been surprised at how rapidly Southern states have moved on crackdowns on voting after the reins of the Voting Rights Act were removed. Now Florida's back to voter purges....
Because, y’know, only the right people should vote: A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block a voter purge in Florida. The lawsuit became moot after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June. That decision halted enforcement of a federal law that [...]