Two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down key protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the Shelby County case. That disastrous decision took away the Department of Justice's primary tool for reviewing potentially discriminatory...Show More Summary
During a panel discussion on racism in America on MSNBC’s Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell Monday night, Mark Thompson, host on SIRIUS XM, argued that “voter suppression” is a new and “more sophisticated form of lynching” taking place in America today.
"There's something you can't have, you want it even more"
The US government must reinstitute the fifth section of the Voting Rights Act to end widespread voter suppression, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala told Sputnik on Thursday.
Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about today: the trade war, voter suppression lawsuit and George Pataki takes on Mike Huckabee.
Hillary Clinton’s failure to engage in any press interviews may have led to a near-blackout on her speech at Texas Southern University on Thursday accusing the Republicans of voter suppression. ABC, CBS, and NBC all ignored the story...Show More Summary
Several GOP presidential hopefuls who Hillary Clinton accused of facilitating voter suppression in a Thursday speech are firing back, accusing her of intentionally misleading voters. "Secretary Clinton doesn't know the first thing about voting rights in New Jersey or any other state that she attacked, and my sense is that she just wants an opportunity to […]
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On Thursday, Hillary Clinton received the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award at the historically black Texas Southern University in Houston. A former member of the House of Representatives, Jordan was the first black congresswoman...Show More Summary
Wrong—its the best place to expose voter suppression for what it is. Worst place is in academic papers no one reads. https://t.co/lU7Aw9KWxW — Marc Erik Elias (@marceelias) June 5, 2015 … Continue reading ?
From the June 4 edition of Fox News' The Five: Related: Hillary Clinton calls for sweeping expansion of voter registration Previously: Fox News Viewers Aren't Getting The Full Story On Voter Suppression Fox Hosts Agree: Requiring "A Test Before You Vote" Would Be "Great" Debunking The Conservative Media's 2014 Voter Fraud Horror Stories
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough downplayed the recent history of voter suppression following a series of Republican-enacted measures restricting voting access, and claimed that improving voter access is an "absolutely ridiculous" DemocraticShow More Summary
On the night before Hillary Clinton's scheduled speech in Houston wherein she will call for a nationwide standard of 20 days of early voting, MSNBC host Chris Matthews subjected viewers to not one but two biased segments on the issue...Show More Summary
Maggie Haberman and Amy Chozick at The New York Times report: The Democrats began last month with lawsuits filed in Ohio and Wisconsin, presidential battleground states whose governors are likely to run for the Republican nomination themselves. Show More Summary
Scott Walker has passed every 21st Century voting restriction we knew existed, and some we didn't.
Carl Gibson’s fake press release might have been a drunken prank, but authorities say it’s a serious case of voter suppression. The former Democratic campaign worker now faces up to seven years in prison. Gibson, 28, confessed to sending...Show More Summary
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