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Wisconsin Shows How To Do Voter Suppression Right

Ari Berman has a big piece in our current issue about the effect of Wisconsin’s persistent campaign to suppress the black vote. Because I am the kind of person I am, I’m going to skip the personal anecdotes and go straight to the numbers: The state, which ranked second in the nation in voter participation […]

Voter Suppression May Have Won Wisconsin for Trump

There’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.

“Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump”—Or Maybe Not

Ari Berman for Mother Jones.  Despite the headline, and despite this: The impact of Wisconsin’s voter ID law received almost no attention. When it did, it was often dismissive. Two days after the election, Talking Points Memo ran a piece by University … Continue reading ?

He Defended North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law. Now He’s Set to Become a Federal Judge There.

In July 2013, North Carolina enacted one of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. The measure required certain forms of government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cut the early voting period, and eliminated same-day voter registration, out-of-precinct voting, and pre-registration for high school students. Show More Summary

Trump’s Shocking Extremist Judges

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

An architect of voter suppression and a man who thinks transgender people are Satanic will soon be serving life terms as federal judges.

Kris Kobach proposed changing key federal voting laws to 'stop aliens from voting'

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had big plans when he was pitching himself last year to be Donald Trump's Homeland Security chief, and they included changing a federal law that had tripped up one of his voter suppression efforts in Kansas. Show More Summary

ACLU launches 'Let People Vote' campaign

Between the fraudulent national voter suppression commission run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and a plethora of state-level voter suppression and voter ID laws, many U.S. citizens are encountering roadblocks on their wayShow More Summary

Ohio Communities Face 'Voter Suppression' in Push to Rein in Oil and Gas Development

Three years in a row, communities in Ohio have attempted to vote on initiatives that would grant them greater say over oil and gas development in their jurisdictions, but over and over again, appointed officials, some with direct ties...Show More Summary

People Power Is Taking the Voting Rights Fight to Kris Kobach

The ACLU's 50-state voting rights campaign will start in Kansas, where Kobach's voter suppression efforts have created chaos. Donald Trump is obsessed with proving that voter fraud is a huge problem in the United States, not only toShow More Summary

House Democrats are raising big money aimed at winning in 2018

There are a lot of barriers to Democrats retaking the House in 2018—with Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression at the top of the list—but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting up some very good fundraising...Show More Summary

“”Election integrity’ means voter suppression

Cynthia Tucker column: With Donald J. Trump as president, however, the GOP has abandoned any pretense of subtlety. Trump has plumped up the myth of voter fraud with outrageous accusations, incredible theories and charges that could not possibly be true. … Continue reading ?

Trump’s voter suppression chief defends use of private email server for government business

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Less than a year after then-candidate Donald Trump called for Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned for using a private email server for Secretary of State business, the man leading the president’s “voter fraud” commission is defending his own private email use. According to the...

Parties in lawsuit call Ohio purges voter suppression

Groups challenging Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from rolls are disagreeing with the state elections chief's arguments and the Trump administration's contention that the purges are legal. The American … Click to Continu...

Theatre of the absurd: Make all voters pass a Federal gun background check

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Kris Kobach's voter suppression train is going off the rails: A gun researcher who says the federal gun background check system doesn't work has a new idea for preventing voter fraud at polling places: Make every voter pass a federal...Show More Summary

A new wave of voter suppression tactics brewing in Trump administration

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And propaganda will ride the crest of that wave: A member of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was pushing fake news before its second meeting was even able to kick off on Tuesday afternoon. In an op-ed...Show More Summary

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