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Get Ready for More of This

Voter suppression kingpin and anti-immigrant hardliner Kris Kobach predicts "ethnic cleansing" in America because of Obama immigration executive order.

Republicans' New Plan To Rig 2016 Electoral College

As usual, if they can't win outright, they'll just cheat with tactics like voter suppression, outright disenfranchisement, and more. The "more" also means resurrecting the zombie electoral college apportionment that would randomly add...Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: C-SPAN "Brooklyn Book Fair - VOTING RIGHTS PANEL" Shows That If You Surround Yourself With Fellow Progressive Bigots - You Will Be Pleased To Affirm Your Beliefs About 'Black Voter Suppression" While The Question Of The


Fox News Viewers Aren't Getting The Full Story On Voter Suppression

A recent study indicated that viewers of Fox News are far more likely than viewers of other TV news to believe that voter fraud is a more significant problem than voter suppression, an unsurprising finding given the network's misleading...Show More Summary

If Democrats want to fight voter suppression, they should pay for people to get IDs

Here's an amazing fact: candidates and outside groups spent $117 million on the 2014 Senate race in North Carolina alone. Eight Senate races cleared the $50 million mark, a sum which would have about covered an entire presidential race in 1996. Show More Summary

Legends of the Fall

That’s the title of JLF head’s John Hood’s column today examining the varies reasons — low turnout, “voter suppression”, gerrymandering, candidates not tying themselves closely enough to President Obama — Democrats are giving for their stinging defeat in the midterm elections. John analysis? All those alleged causes don’t add up. A sample: Just as Republicans […]

When will the NAACP start helping black people?

By LLOYD MARCUS Upon reading a post election article in which the NAACP is all fired up about supposed black voter suppression, my response was when will these people ever seriously do something to help black people?Folks, I am sorry, but the NAACP and others in their civil rights syndicate are a despicable bunch. All […]

Voter Suppression in the 2014 Midterm

Political scientist Michael P. McDonald recently released  preliminary turnout rates at the state (and national) level. These data are preliminary and will be continuously updated, but still yield some insights. Firstly, we can lookShow More Summary

In GOP Shutout, Were Dem Voters Shut Out?

Juan Thompson claims that voter suppression tactics were at least partly responsible for the turnout trouble among Democrats last week: In Georgia … nearly 40,000 new voters mysteriously vanished from the rolls, possibly due to scrubbing by a controversial software system known as Crosscheck. Turnout was only 34%, which is down six percentage points from […]

Taxpayer Funded Voter Suppression - There's More!

Last week, we reported about Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander, a "rising star" among Republicans who caught caught using taxpayer money to send out a newsletter falsely informing people that they needed a photo ID to vote,...Show More Summary

Photo ID Laws Led To Voter Suppression

Photo ID laws resulted in six million fewer people voting this year, most of them poor or people of color, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald. (h/t RightWingWatch) Just look at seven key Senate races and one gubernatorial race (Florida, where Rick Scott tightened felon re-enfranchisement laws in one of his first acts as [...]

OPEN THREAD: ‘Liberal Chick’ Says Our Founder ‘George Jefferson’ Would Have Hated Voter Suppression

Consider this the OPEN THREAD for the weekend, but first…. This video is pretty sly, really. A young girl calling herself “Liberal Chick” was infuriated by the 2014 midterms because the GOP only won by “voter suppression.” And this chick is sure that our founder, George Jefferson, would have been solidly against this suppression stuff. Show More Summary

NAACP says Tillis won in N.C. because of voter laws

The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has requested a meeting with Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis to discuss possible voter suppression following Tillis' 49-47 percent win over Democrat Kay Hagan in the North Carolina Senate race Tuesday. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi Vows to Stay Democratic Leader, Calls Pro-Life Victory “Voter Suppression

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she want to remain the top Democrat in the House, announcing she will run again for her leadership position.Her take on the massive pro-life election victory on Tuesday night is that Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” The Washington Times has more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi […]

GOP Gerrymandering: Dems Never Had A Chance

There is no shortage of speculation to explain the”Republican Wave” this week. Low voter turnout among Millennials, Democrats running away from Obama’s successes and voter suppression have justifiably been given great attention during this post mortum. Show More Summary

Latinos Demand Real Action, Not ‘Hispandering,’ in Exchange for Votes

With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep...Show More Summary

Voters Tell Politicians, "Just Let Us Vote"

We've seen a wave of voter suppression laws across the country in recent years, which many have rightly characterized as a cynical attempt by politicians to manipulate the rules of the game. Yesterday, however, we heard directly from...Show More Summary

It’s All About the Voter Suppression, Don’t You Know

[guest post by JVW] Some gal named Maria Theresa Kumar on MSNBC claimed during that network’s election coverage that changes to the Voting Rights Act contributed greatly to the GOP wave earlier tonight. She lamented that she had been at the University of Florida in Gainesville a couple of weeks ago and “50,000 students found […]

How rapper Lil Jon became the poster boy for voter suppression

Rapper Lil Jon had a longer commute than most voters to his polling place: a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Georgia. The “Rock the Vote” spokesman, who recently recorded a get-out-the-vote video riffing on his hit “Turn Down for What,” posted on Instagram this morning about his journey, claiming he was making the trip […]

Jon Stewart Slams Republicans For Fearmongering And Voter Suppression To Win Midterms

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart with his final edition of Democalypse 2014 prior to the midterm elections this Tuesday, which as he noted, aren't looking too good for Democrats if the recent polling is to be believed. After playing a bit...Show More Summary

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