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How to Stop North Carolina's New Frontier of Voter Suppression

For years, state legislative and Congressional redistricting has been a topic of great political contention. This year in North Carolina, the conflict went local. The General Assembly introduced a series of bills to reconfigure local government bodies across the state. Show More Summary

Union-Busting Huntington Hospital Gets Into the Voter Suppression Game

Huntington Hospital nurse Dolly Farquhar with two colleagues from the critical care unit How low will Huntington Memorial Hospital stoop to undermine its nurses' union drive? Dolly Farquhar -- who has worked at the Pasadena, California...Show More Summary

Changing Residency Standards Attack Student Voters

A new effort on voter suppression has been seen in recent months: attacks on student voting by making it harder to determine residency for voting purposes. Proposed legislation in Ohio, New Hampshire, and Indiana that would limit student...Show More Summary

Republican Lawmakers Hope To Turn Nevada Into A Playground For Voter Suppression

Voter suppression could soon be coming to the Silver State. The post Republican Lawmakers Hope To Turn Nevada Into A Playground For Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Even GOP Election Officials Think Rick Scott’s Latest Voter Suppression Attempt Is ‘Perplexing’

"Their analysis is inaccurate at best," a Republican election administrator said. The post Even GOP Election Officials Think Rick Scott’s Latest Voter Suppression Attempt Is ‘Perplexing’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Wisconsin Delays ID Law As Civil Rights Groups Warn Of Confusion And Voter Suppression

"Right now there's mass confusion out there," says Karyn Rotker with the ACLU of Wisconsin. The post Wisconsin Delays ID Law As Civil Rights Groups Warn Of Confusion And Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ohio Republicans Are Trying To Sneak A Voter Suppression Measure Into The Transportation Budget

Under a last-minute addition to Ohio's transportation budget, roughly 116,000 college students will have to pay what a Democratic lawmaker is calling a “poll tax” in order to vote. The post Ohio Republicans Are Trying To Sneak A Voter Suppression Measure Into The Transportation Budget appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Supreme Court Allows Voter Suppression Law To Stand

Though voter ID laws' supporters often claim that they are necessary to combat voter fraud at the polls, such fraud barely exists. The post Supreme Court Allows Voter Suppression Law To Stand appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Navajo Nation Advances Fight Against Voter Suppression

Native Americans make up more than 50 percent of the district but do not hold a majority of seats on the county commission. The post Navajo Nation Advances Fight Against Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Voter Suppression is Wrong

Today, J. Christian Adams @ElectionLawCtr tweeted the following:  “‘If there was justice in the world they’d be suppressing white people’ says @jointcenter staffer.  What says @donnabrazile @SpencerOverton?”  He elaborated on the tweet in a blog post. The Daily Beast attributed … Continue reading ?

Legislation Should Help Bring Young People Into Our Democracy, Not Block Them

The wave of voter suppression bills passed in the wake of the 2008 and 2010 general elections is now being answered with a wave of voting expansion bills. From online voter registration to preregistration for 16 and 17-year-olds to expanded...Show More Summary

WSJ columnist: Obama tainted Selma speech by complaining about voter suppression

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama had made a mistake by talking about voter ID during his speech in Selma over the weekend. “Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to...

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; voter suppression.]40: The number of years it has been since a Latin@ candidate was elected to the Yakima, Washington, city council, despite the city's population being one-third Latin@. Why? Because: "Cities Are...Show More Summary

Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court

Republicans could win the right to gerrymander Arizona's congressional districts, only to lose voter ID laws and similar efforts at voter suppression enacted via initiative. The post Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Man Learns Voting Is Its Own Reward, Too Bad Reward Is A $1000 Fine

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Conservatives looking for the newest fad in voter suppression need to flip off the Drudge Sirens and stealthily motor on down to Tennessee. Last year, 58-year old Aubry Wilhoite voted early in the primary for Bedford County Commissioner. Show More Summary

Kansas Secretary Of State Scapegoats Immigrants To Revive Voter Suppression Crusade

Kobach told ThinkProgress that his policy is really about keeping immigrants safe. The post Kansas Secretary Of State Scapegoats Immigrants To Revive Voter Suppression Crusade appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Republicans seek to use voter suppression tactics to keep people hungry

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republicans have come up with another exciting new way to make it difficult for people to use food stamps. Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are pushing similar bills that would require people to produceShow More Summary

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