Voter suppression gets a blow as as a federal court panel ruled on Friday that two of North Carolina’s congressional districts were racially gerrymandered and must be redrawn, reports the Charlotte Observer.
In primary elections, strict voter ID laws drive down Latino turnout by 9.3 points, Black turnout by 8.6 points, and Asian American turnout by 12.5 points. The post Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think appeared first on ThinkProgress.
He doesn't see the problem with waiting six hours to vote. The post Marco Rubio Says He Supports Multiple Voter Suppression Efforts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In 2016, 10 states will be putting into place restrictive voting laws that they will be enforcing for the first time in a presidential election. These laws range from new hurdles to registration to cutbacks on early voting to strict voter identification requirements. Show More Summary
On today's BradCast, with the first Presidential caucuses and primaries of 2016 now just days away and the first mass voter suppression trial of the year now underway (in North Carolina), we look at a number of recommendations to improve our voting system. But is it too late to make much of a difference for 2016?
Their new bill would make absentee balloting both more difficult AND less secure.
Welcome to our war on voting series, a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. Kira Lerner at Think Progress took note last week of Voter Suppression Battles to Watch in 2016. Among these, voter ID will be high on the list....Show More Summary
An update on voter suppression as the presidential election draws nearer and nearer. In 2016, 10 states will be putting into place restrictive voting laws that they will be enforcing for the first time in a presidential election. These...Show More Summary
"After the Michael Brown shooting and the subsequent protests, there was more attention paid to how the local government was largely controlled by white representatives." The post Ferguson Voter Suppression Case Heads To Trial appeared first on ThinkProgress.
As primary season revs up, GOP lawmakers are pushing voter suppression. The post Voter Suppression Battles To Watch In 2016 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
@PeterBeinart and @DavidFrum both have excellent political articles in the upcoming issue of The Atlantic. Beinart’s pieces deal with the U.S. moving left, thanks in large part to demographic change and changing attitudes of millennials. (More on the changing demographics and … Continue reading ?
Alabama instituted a tough new voter ID law that could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people. Then it closed dozens of driver's license offices, including in eight of the 10 most heavily non-white counties in the state. AndShow More Summary
But don't expect Republican voter suppression tactics to change much: Eggers served on the board since the summer of 2013. His first meeting as a local board of elections member featured boos and chants from citizens concerned about voting measures the GOP-majority board adopted. Show More Summary
This fall, Daily Kos community member Bill Busa exposed North Carolina's sneaky new voter suppression tool in which county boards of elections in the state closed almost one-third of the state’s early voting polling places in 2014, replacing them with polls at new locations. Show More Summary
The Federalist Society's proposals would take a system that has already been rigged by factors such as voter suppression laws and gerrymandering and rig it even more so that Democrats cannot make policy even when they do earn the mandate of the people. The post The Little-Noticed Conservative Plan To Permanently Lock Democrats Out Of Policymaking appeared first on ThinkProgress.
“What we know about all of these voter suppression laws is that they have certain populations in their crosshairs, populations who they are trying to prohibit participation in the franchise because they fear that they will vote in a way that’s not favorable to the legislators who are enacting the legislation. Show More Summary
FiveThirtyEight claims that Democrats are totally fine with voter suppression, too. They're wrong.
The group frequently runs articles arguing that Muslim immigrants shouldn’t be let into the United States and that Latinos are trying to “reclaim” the American Southwest. The post Kansas’ Voter Suppression Chief Kris Kobach Spoke To A White Nationalist Group appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Kobach is one of our nation's leading experts in keeping people of color from voting.
Surprise! A man who wants to make it harder for minorities to vote keeps some pretty racist company