This fall, Daily Kos community member Bill Busa exposed North Carolina's sneaky new voter suppression tool in which county boards of elections in the state closed almost one-third of the state’s early voting polling places in 2014, replacing them with polls at new locations. Show More Summary
The Federalist Society's proposals would take a system that has already been rigged by factors such as voter suppression laws and gerrymandering and rig it even more so that Democrats cannot make policy even when they do earn the mandate of the people. The post The Little-Noticed Conservative Plan To Permanently Lock Democrats Out Of Policymaking appeared first on ThinkProgress.
“What we know about all of these voter suppression laws is that they have certain populations in their crosshairs, populations who they are trying to prohibit participation in the franchise because they fear that they will vote in a way that’s not favorable to the legislators who are enacting the legislation. Show More Summary
FiveThirtyEight claims that Democrats are totally fine with voter suppression, too. They're wrong.
The group frequently runs articles arguing that Muslim immigrants shouldn’t be let into the United States and that Latinos are trying to “reclaim” the American Southwest. The post Kansas’ Voter Suppression Chief Kris Kobach Spoke To A White Nationalist Group appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Kobach is one of our nation's leading experts in keeping people of color from voting.
Surprise! A man who wants to make it harder for minorities to vote keeps some pretty racist company
A century and a half after Reconstruction, fights over voter suppression and police brutality reveal that it remains an unfinished project.
Welcome to the return of our war on voting series, a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. With the first primary of 2016 less than four months away, it's time for everyone to pay attention to voter suppression again. A good...Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday denied that voter identification laws and other voter suppression laws are racist, calling such restrictions necessary because voting should be "done by the appropriate people."...Show More Summary
"Alabama cannot require photo identification for voting and then make decisions to close DMV offices in communities that are disproportionately African American, rural, and low income." The post Alabama Addresses Voter Suppression Accusations By Keeping Rural DMVs Open One Day A Month appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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(Click to enlarge) So, Alabama is shuttering drivers license offices in every county in which African-Americans comprise 75% or more of voters, and Kansas has an anti-immigrant zealot as its Secretary of State, who is purging some 36,000...Show More Summary
When Alabama announced at the beginning of October that it was shutting down 31 driver’s license offices throughout the state, many Democrats and voting rights advocates suspected the state of engaging in voter suppression through other means. Many of the offices are in poor, rural, majority-black counties, and since Alabama... More »
As more and more states put obstacles in the way of voters trying to exercise their right to vote, we want to hear from you, our Communications Workers of America (CWA) brothers and sisters, about some of the challenges you and your families have faced out there as you try to register and vote.
"Alabama is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by making it harder for black people to vote"
The Republican majority on the Montgomery County, Maryland board of elections is using the same playbook as North Carolin Republicans, apparently. They've decided to close two early voting sites in the county where there are more blacks and Democrats, moving them to lower population, white, Republican communities. Show More Summary