This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades • Wisconsin lawmakers sparring over voter suppression laws: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to see a voter ID law in place “before the next election.”...Show More Summary
Scott Walker really wants a law that will boost his chances of winning in place before he runs for reelection this November. The post Scott Walker Threatens Special Session To Restore Voter Suppression Law If It Is Struck By Courts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Turns out, voter suppression ain't all that popular. The post These Are Not The Poll Numbers Voter Suppression Advocates Hoped To See appeared first on ThinkProgress.
That video above of Explainer-in-Chief Bill Clinton is a product of the Democratic National Committee, which is holding its Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., over the next three days. The good news: It's offense instead of defense, which had been party's m.o. Show More Summary
Ohio Cuts Early Voting Hours Crucial To African-American Voters The GOP minority voter suppression initiatives are continuing across the country and Ohio is the latest state to take part. via Think Progress Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has followed
Peter Beinart: Why the Republican Push for Black Voters Is (Mostly) Doomed to Fail: >Republican efforts to curtail early voting... disproportionately hurt racial minorities.... The problem, of course, is that limiting Democratic voting means limiting African-American voting. Show More Summary
Catherine Engelbrecht, head of the voter suppression group True the Vote, has cleaned up her act for television and learned well how to play the victim, hasn't she? Viewers unfamiliar with Engelbrecht's history might see this segment...Show More Summary
There are many tipping points along the way to downfall, but the NC GOP's obstruction around their voter suppression agenda promises to be a big one. As they try to claim legislative immunity, shielding their emails and deliberations...Show More Summary
As everyone knows, Presidential elections can swing on the outcome in Ohio. Voters - and votes - in the Buckeye State are courted, coveted, and counted with care. In recent days, an alarming episode has been on unfolding in Hamilton County, where I serve as a Cincinnati City Councilman. Show More Summary
Ever since MSNBC launched its sister website MSNBC.com, writer Zachary Roth has been obsessed with new voting laws, and has consistently demonized GOP-sponsored legislation as a form of voter suppression. Roth’s latest piece, published...Show More Summary
That's what the GOP told us the voter suppression law was about -- greater transparency. But there's no transparency for the back-room dealings that led to the voter suppression law. Oh, no, all that is completely opaque. Thirteen legislators,...Show More Summary
When it comes to the kind of money that Art Pope or the Koch Brothers have at their disposal, one cannot dismiss indications of a widespread plan to actually use elections to get the type of people in power they can control. Let's look at recent history. Show More Summary
A new conservative super PAC hopes to proliferate more voter suppression laws by pouring money into secretary of state races. The post Conservative PAC Targets Secretary Of States Who Won’t Back Voter Suppression Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The new MSNBC.com web site is GREAT!!It allows me to appraise the issues that are of SUPERIOR INTEREST to the "Post-Racial Progressive Fundamentalist Alliance", and thus what is not worth their time - despite being outside of the scope...Show More Summary
As the NCGA proceeds with voter suppression requiring photo ID, Tony Tata's DOT can't even produce drivers licenses that don't fall apart. Triangle drivers tell the Road Worrier that their North Carolina driver’s licenses are fading, splitting, peeling and breaking. Show More Summary
The ruling will most likely be appealed to the State Supreme Court. One step forward in the vote against Gov. Tom Corbett's voter suppression plan! Now let's see what the state Supreme Court does with it: HARRISBURG, Pa. - January 17,...Show More Summary
Marion Johnson on North Carolina's rollback of voting rights to post-Reconstruction-era restrictions: "Much like the voter suppression of a century ago, many elements in North Carolina’s new law will disproportionately hurt black and low-income voters.? According to Democracy NC, 29 percent of early voters and 34 percent of same-day registrants in 2012 were black."
For over a year, the folks at MSNBC have been pushing a tired narrative that Republicans are engaged in a “war on voting.” Sadly, the rhetoric on MSNBC over “voter suppression” seemed to have taken an ugly turn on one of its fla...
For over a year, the folks at MSNBC have been pushing a tired narrative that Republicans are engaged in a “war on voting.” Sadly, the rhetoric on MSNBC over “voter suppression” seemed to have taken an ugly turn on one of its flagship...Show More Summary
When the Justice Department revealed on Friday that Pam Karlan would become the nation's top voting rights attorney, it was as if Marsellus Wallace called up the many voters being disenfranchised in states like Texas and North Carolina, and told them that he's sending The Wolf. Show More Summary