MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will sit down with President Obama in an interview that will focus on healthcare, confidence in government, political dysfunction and voter suppression. The interview, a town hall-style format at American University in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
In August, the League of Women Voters sued North Carolina on that state’s new voter suppression law: On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the most suppressive voting law in decades. The League of Women Voters of North Carolina...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media In today's edition of Republicans saying stupid things, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory came out with this one when asked by MSNBC's Chuck Todd about recent voter suppression efforts in his state. Included...Show More Summary
Meanwhile, Arizona Republicans are barreling ahead with voter suppression laws in the name of combating supposedly rampant non-citizen voter fraud. The post Just.002% Of Arizona Non-Citizens Were Charged With Voter Fraud Over The Past 8 Years appeared first on ThinkProgress.
As any fan of NBC's Parks and Recreation knows, Pawnee Councilwoman Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) loves democracy. But just how much? On last night's episode, the voting wars arrive in Pawnee, Indiana, where a contentious recall election is imminent. Show More Summary
.....And Then TELL HIM: " I DON'T GIVE A DAMN About The 'Social Justice' That They Have In Europe!! What Are YOU DOING Inside Of The Americanized Black Community That Will EVER Be Transferable To The Black Diaspora - Providing STRUCTURAL...Show More Summary
Norm Ornstein, The Atlantic: It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s...Show More Summary
It must be hard being a lawyer in the Attorney General's office these days, being on the wrong side of so many fundamental issues. And not just voter suppression and gay marriage. The AG's office was in federal district court this week, appealing a ruling against North Carolina's "Choose Life" license plate program. Show More Summary
Norm Ornstein: It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s era—this time affecting not just African-Americans but also Hispanic-Americans, women, and students, among others. The reasoning employed by Chief [...]
No one could have predicted: It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s era—this time affecting not just African-Americans but also Hispanic-Americans, women, and students, among others. [....] In [Read more...]
Wed October 30, 2013 VITAMIN W Staff Madison Kimrey will not have her voice silenced even if she is only 12. She's calling out North Carolina governor Pat McCrory's support for eliminating the ability for 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register...Show More Summary
I've written on this topic a number of times, expressing concern that Mr. Cooper wants to have his cake and eat it too. On one hand, he has stated that the voter suppression laws passed by the General Assembly are not constitutional....Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Arizona's GOP-controlled legislature passed a bill designed to make it harder for citizens to vote and for candidates to get on the ballot. The post Arizona Citizens Force Referendum On GOP Voter Suppression Bill, Halting The Bill For Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.
John Milburn: The Latest Voter Suppression Fad: Two Tiers: >Officials in Arizona and Kansas are making preparations for elections with two categories of voters. There will be those who provided proof of citizenship when they registered to vote, and will therefore be able to vote in all local, state, and federal elections. Show More Summary
After the Supreme Court's decision to strike down key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act this year, some states hit the ground running with new laws that would make it much more difficult for women and minorities to cast their ballots. Show More Summary
On The Daily Show Wednesday, we had the misfortune of hearing from North Carolina GOP executive committee member Don Yelton, whose despicable comments on North Carolina's new voter suppression law included "if it hurts a bunch of lazy...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media The chickens are coming home to roost in North Carolina, as at least one official decided to speak candidly about their voter suppression efforts. Big mistake. Via Politico Conservative activist Don Yelton...Show More Summary
He bragged that the Voter ID laws would help them "kick the Democrats butt"