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Trump’s New Labor Nominee Supported Voter Suppression in 2004

"It is hard to believe that Mr. Acosta would now be nominated to lead a federal agency tasked with promoting lawful hiring practices and safe workplaces," said Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The post Trump’s New Labor Nominee Supported Voter Suppression in 2004 appeared first on Rewire.

Jason Kander is back – and on the front line fighting voter suppression

Kander, a former National Guard captain, ran a tight race against Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and came within three percent of unseating him. He got national attention and name recognition for a hard-hitting ad in which he assembled his long gun blindfolded. And you knew he would not remain silent: He came back on the [...]

Senator who told Elizabeth Warren to 'take a seat' got a not-so-warm welcome back to Montana

Early in the week, Senator Steve Daines (MT) was presiding over the U.S. Senate when Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) began reading Coretta Scott King’s letter detailing the racially-motivated voter suppression tactics of Jeff Sessions in Alabama. Show More Summary

Q&A: How Democrats Can Win the Voter Suppression Argument

AP/Orlin Wagner Democrat Jason Kander gives his concession speech at an election watch party in Kansas City after losing to Senator Roy Blunt.    O n the national stage, nobody really knew who Democrat Jason Kander was until last fall, when his upstart campaign against Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt ran an ad of the U.S. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Enough about Kim Jong-trump. Let's talk instead about what put him into office. White racial resentment, white nationalism? Yes. Russia, WikiLeaks, Comey? Yes. Voter suppression? Yes. Huge missteps by the Clinton campaign, particularly in the Rust Belt? Yes. Show More Summary

New Group Organizes To Punish Politicians Who Push Voter Suppression Laws

Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) announced Tuesday that he is starting an advocacy group to punish elected officials who advance restrictions on the right to vote. The group, called Let America Vote, will aim to win over public opinion in defense of voting rights. Show More Summary

New Group Organizes To Punish Politicians Who Push Voter Suppression Laws

Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) announced Tuesday that he is starting an advocacy group to punish elected officials who advance restrictions on the right to vote. The group, called Let America Vote, will aim to win over public opinion in defense of voting rights. Show More Summary

“Jason Kander Launches Let America Vote To Fight Voter Suppression Laws Across The Country”

Release: Jason Kander today launched Let America Vote, an organization dedicated to winning the public debate over voter suppression in the United States. For several years, challenges to voter suppression efforts have taken place almost exclusively in courts of law. … Continue reading ?

CNN's Blitzer Cues Up Dem to Claim Trump 'Trying to Enhance Voter Suppression'

As Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings appeared as a guest on CNN's The Situation Room, after the Democratic congressman claimed that some minorities are "being denied the right to vote," host Wolf Blitzer not only did not giveShow More Summary

Trump Abandons GOP's Secret Code of 'Voter Fraud'

Vann R. Newkiri II, The Atlantic: The GOP has a long history of using false claims of voter fraud to justify voter suppression on a racial basis. But for decades that tradition has relied on a wink and a nod -- openly stating the discriminatory intent of laws that had the clear effect of disenfranchisement could be legally troublesome. Show More Summary

Dear Senate Democrats: A vote for Jeff Sessions is a vote for voter suppression

Campaign Action There's one entirely predictable conclusion to popular vote loser Donald Trump's voter fraud obsession and that's a Department of Justice led by Jeff Sessions doing everything in its power to increase voter suppression. Show More Summary

How Trump’s Voter Fraud Investigation Will Just Lead to Voter Suppression - ... Because this was already going on before Trump.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump made a habit of saying the election would be "rigged" and that he wouldn't say ahead of time whether he could have any faith in the results. After he won, he seemed pretty sure our voting...Show More Summary

New Hampshire Hearing Report: Voter Gun Ban

Yesterday, NHFC Secretary, Rep. JR Hoell and I attended the hearing on HB350, the Gun Voter Suppression Act that Scott told you about over the weekend. This post New Hampshire Hearing Report: Voter Gun Ban appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Will Trump Use Bogus Voter Fraud Investigation to Push Voter Suppression Nationwide?

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Donald Trump will use his bogus voter fraud claims to launch an investigation that will then be used to justify voter suppression, say political leaders and journalists, including John Bussey from the Wall Street Journal and Ari Berman of The Nation.… Read The post Will Trump Use Bogus Voter Fraud Investigation to Push Voter Suppression Nationwide? appeared first on Towleroad.

Civil Rights Lawyer Sums Up the Struggle for Suffrage in the 21st Century In 60 Seconds

Click here for reuse options! Voter suppression is "baked into [America's] DNA," explained Myrna Pérez at a Brookings Institute panel. Voter suppression affects election outcomes far more than voter fraud, despite President Trump's perpetuation of the far-right conspiracy theory that millions of Americans voted illegally. Show More Summary

Will Claims Of Voter Fraud Lead To Voter Suppression?

It is generally felt that Trump’s claims of voter fraud, especially, apparently, by illegal aliens — Or some kind of alien, not sure — could be a prelude, or excuse for some kind of widespread voter suppression campaign. In any event, these repeated claims were once thought of as an odd and embarassing bit of…

“It’s Time to Investigate ‘Voter Fraud’”

Andrew Cohen: To that end, if he’s really serious about learning more about the massive fraud he says occurred, President Trump should create a blue-ribbon presidential commission to study voting rights, voter suppression, and allegations of voter fraud in the … Continue reading ?

Reflections On The Trump Election: The Democratic Brand is Broken - Part 1

As a sometime Democratic activist I've lived through three bitter Presidential defeats. The first two I was able to explain as a series of assorted candidate missteps and systemic factors, like corporate money or voter suppression. This time, my efforts to comprehend Trump's win have crystallized in a very different way. Show More Summary

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