The legislation would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach even more power to make voting a political issue. The post Kansas Poised To Grant Top Voter Suppression Architect The Power To Criminally Prosecute People appeared first on ThinkProgress.
See if you can spot the obvious injustice in the following: Ernestine Perry planned to cast her ballot at a polling place across the street from her Durham home, where she had voted before. But after elections officials said her precinct changed to another one miles away, she filled out a provisional ballot. Show More Summary
The 2016 voting wars have begun. Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer and voting rights activists have sued Ohio in federal court to overturn a half-dozen Republican-created barriers that could suppress “hundreds of thousands” of likely Democratic votes in 2016. Show More Summary
This level of incompetence and non-compliance doesn't occur without some driving force: North Carolina’s violations of Section 7 of the NVRA are demonstrated by multiple sources of information, including data reported by the NCSBE as...Show More Summary
The Progressive Pulse is reporting today that a new analysis shows a significant drop in voter registration for applicants to food stamp and other welfare programs. Federal Law requires that welfare applicants also register to vote when they apply for assistance. Show More Summary
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
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
She also claimed that the 1965 Voting Rights Act outlawing civic literacy tests doesn't make them illegal
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
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.
"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.
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"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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