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Voter Suppression Works Too Well

Click here for reuse options! The Republicans’ quest for a permanent political majority culminated in mammoth voter suppression in 2016. The 2018 midterm election promises both to embolden these efforts and energize resistance. Unnerved...Show More Summary

Voter Suppression Works Too Well

This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  U nnerved by progressive voting policies and by the numbers of black, Latino, and young voters streaming into the electorate, Republican state lawmakers across the country have moved to suppress the franchise to maintain GOP political dominance. Show More Summary

Webcomic explains how weakening the Voting Rights Act led to voter suppression in 2016

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On The Nib, Andy Warner posts a quick primer on the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened in a 2013 Supreme Court case that struck down the requirement for districts with a history of racist voter suppression to get federal oversight...Show More Summary

Ala.’s Black Belt Hit Hard by Voter Suppression Measures

Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama’s Black Belt proves it. When the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the closure of 31 driver’s license offices in 2015, a journalist in the state showed that the state’s “Black Belt”— the region of Alabama that takes its name first from the color of its […]

As Tiny And Violent Chester PA Registers Its First Homicide Of 2017, Filled Negro Brings Up Charges Of 'Black Voter Suppression' In The All Republican Controlled Delaware County Council, Which Encompasses Chester And The Chester-Upland School District

The City Of Chester PA (Delaware County) Registers Its First Homicide Of 2017 Source - Delco Times Filled Negro:When White RepublicansAre In Power....Black PeopleDon't Stay Alive Both The Republicans And Democrats Of Delaware CountyShow More Summary

NAACP President Gives 5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions Should Not Be Attorney General

Click here for reuse options! Trump's pick for AG doesn't even acknowledge voter suppression. NAACP President Cornell Brooks and members of the Alabama NAACP risked arrest in their occupation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' office onShow More Summary

Activists Urge Racist Presidential Election Results Should Not Be Certified

Click here for reuse options! As in 2005, Congress may be forced to debate GOP-led voter suppression. An intense women-led lobbying effort on Capital Hill spent Tuesday seeking two representatives and one senator to challenge Friday’s...Show More Summary

It's Official: Electoral College Makes Donald Trump America's 45th President

It's official: Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States, despite losing to Hillary Clinton by more than 2.8 million votes in an election marred by Russian hacking, Republican-directed voter suppression, DNC incompetence, and FBI interference. Show More Summary

North Carolina Republicans Are a Bunch of Punk-Ass Bitches

last monthFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It took shithead Pat McCrory a full month after the election to concede the Governor's race in North Carolina to Roy Cooper, and he only did so after his voter suppression efforts failed, after whining about nonexistent voter fraud, and...

Recount 2016: Alleged Voter Suppression Continues Past Election Day, As Michigan Count By County Blocked By Republicans

Michigan Live reported that on Friday evening, the Michigan Supreme Court denied Dr. Jill Stein’s appeal of a lower court decision that blocked a Michigan count by county recount of elections 2016. The decision to block Recount 2016 appears to be largely a partisan issue, with a 3-2 block of Michigan’s count by county, with... Show More Summary

Politifact Rates as “False” Claim 300,000 Voters Turned Away in Wisconsin for Lacking ID

And rightfully so. See my earlier piece at Talking Points Memo, Democrats Blame ‘Voter Suppression’ For Clinton Loss At Their Peril. … Continue reading ?

Marjorie Welish: Procedural difference, conceptual consequence

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Followers of post-election news coverage, despairing over rampant voter suppression, are bereft over the Electoral College electors’ unwillingness to cast their votes for the sane candidate who overwhelmingly won the popular vote. Show More Summary

Jill Stein Accuses Michigan of Engaging in ‘Jim Crow’ for Ruling Against Recount Effort

last monthNews : Mediaite

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was none too thrilled to discover that many of the ballots in Michigan were barred from her requested recount, prompting her to compare it to the racist voter suppression tactics of the Jim Crow era.

'Voter Suppression'

Liberal loons continue to whine about 'voter suppression' with the demand for photo identification at polling places being an example of 'voter suppression.' This view is so contemptibly stupid, and so obviously motivated by the lust for partisan advantage, that...

“Why Does Donald Trump Lie About Voter Fraud?”

NYT editorial: This is how voter suppression efforts start. First come the unverified tales of fraud; then come the urgent calls to tighten voter registration rules and increase “ballot security,” which translate into laws that disenfranchise tens or hundreds of … Continue reading ?

Voter Suppression Means ‘Black Folk Aren’t Capable of Getting a Fing Driver’s License,’ Adam Carolla Says

Voter suppression is a frequent talking point in today’s political arena. The Democratic party, for the last several elections, has accused the Republican party of enacting voter suppression laws in order to discourage minorities and other demographics likely to vote against them. Show More Summary

Was the 2016 Election Stolen by Massive Voter Suppression?

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s effort to recount the vote in states Donald Trump closely won continued this weekend after a brief stutter-stop where Stein said she ended, but then resumed her efforts to push a recount in Pennsylvania. Stein’s actions have been called many things – the current president-elect calls them “a scam” […]

Saturday News: GOP voter suppression brings national shame

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

KAFKA IN THE BULL CITY (The Atlantic) -- Democrats argued that the fact that Durham County calculated the votes late didn’t amount to an “irregularity” in any formal or legal sense, and that therefore there wasn’t any grounds for granting the recount. Show More Summary

Facebook, Voter Suppression, and AdTech

This piece over on Medium ties together several news stories that have been written about the Trump campaign's use of Dark Posts on Facebook to supress the vote among Clinton voters. There are some great details in the post, and you should read it in full. Show More Summary

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