In two incidents last summer, more than 122,000 Democrats in the borough of Brooklyn had their names scratched from New York City's list of registered voters. Following a public outcry after the purge was uncovered in April ahead ofShow More Summary
The more than 120,000 voters improperly purged from Brooklyn's voter roles seem to have been disproportionately Hispanic, and from neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations. WNYC, which first reported the illegal purges ahead ofShow More Summary
Release: Following a hearing Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema dismissed a lawsuit filed by self-styled “election integrity” group Virginia Voter’s Alliance. The suit sought to force Alexandria’s registrar to … Continue reading ?
The 2016 primary has seen its share of voting day outrages, from onerous voter ID laws to questionable voter purges. In Arizona, residents waited in line all day to vote; in one county, voting locations were cut from 200 to 60 spots....Show More Summary
The Buckeye State is kicking residents who haven’t cast a ballot since 2008 off its rolls—a “use-it-or-lose-it” approach critics say disparately affects minorities.
Last month, four organizations filed a lawsuit against Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over purges of the voter rolls. Those purges, imposed on voters who fail to cast ballots in three consecutive federal elections, affect people of color and Democrats disproportionately, lawyers for the groups say. Show More Summary
Far more Democrats than Republicans are being purged in the state's most populous counties. The post Most Ohio Voters Purged From The Rolls Live In Black, Democratic Neighborhoods appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Demos: Yesterday, a voting rights coalition asked the federal court to stop Ohio’s practice of removing properly registered voters from its voter registration list simply because they have not voted in recent elections. The plaintiffs, who initiated the lawsuit in … Continue reading ?
The city Board of Elections has suspended a second administrator at its Brooklyn office in connection with the widespread voter registration irregularities that surfaced on Primary Day last month. Brooklyn deputy clerk Betty Ann Canizio,...Show More Summary
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.
Mother Jones: The Great Voter Purge In Democratic Primary In Brooklyn
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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
See this press release. … Continue reading ?
Opinion (via How Appealing). … Continue reading ?
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