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Karen Handel is a longtime soldier in the Republican war on voting

As Georgia secretary of state, Karen Handel was, as Ian Millhiser reports, a real pioneer in Republican voter suppression. Handel didn’t just push a voter ID law. She really explored the full range of options available to a Republican elections official who wants to keep people—especially possible Democrats—from voting. Show More Summary

NC: “Report shows Same-Day Registration enabled voter access across the board”

Release: On April 21, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider whether or not is will hear an appeal to a lower court’s ruling that found North Carolina’s 2013 voter suppression law “targeted African-American voters with almost surgical precision.” … Continue reading ?

Bush regime voter suppressors demand Trump return to the bad old days

Civil rights groups are warning Trump's Department of Justice not to bow to the demands of notorious voter suppression advocates to repoliticize the Civil Rights Division. Noted George W. Bush administration DOJ veterans Hans von Spakovsky and J. Show More Summary

Voting Rights Roundup: North Carolina GOP plots to usurp Democratic governor's powers yet again

Leading Off ? North Carolina : Republican legislators in the Tar Heel State must be confusing reality for the film Groundhog Day, because they’re attempting to pass the same voter suppression measures over and over again. To refresh:...Show More Summary

Wake up Democrats, and pay attention to voter suppression and felony disenfranchisement

While many Democrats are caught up in protesting, combating, and resisting the madness unleashed by a Republican Party hellbent on playing “follow the raving loon” seated in the oval office, we must also be preparing for the upcoming midterm elections of 2018. Show More Summary

How to Fix the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division

Three of the biggest names in voter suppression have a message for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department needs an extreme makeover. In an open letter published this week, former DOJ officials Hans von Spakovsky and J. Show More Summary

Voter suppression and anti-union laws work in tandem when the GOP takes over a state's government

Following the 2016 elections, Republicans gained complete control over the state governments of Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire. They have swiftly used their newfound power to attempt anti-union legislation in all four states, while Republicans have plotted a slew of new measures intended to make voting more difficult. Show More Summary

Hey Democratic senators: Neil Gorsuch hearts voter suppression guru Hans von Spakovksy! Filibuster!

We don't have a stealth conservative in Neil Gorsuch, popular vote loser Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. No Democrat could vote for this guy and then complain that they were fooled by him and didn't know he'd be such an extremist. Show More Summary

“In Emails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts”

Ari Berman: Few people in the Republican Party have done more to limit voting rights than Hans von Spakovsky. He’s been instrumental in spreading the myth of widespread voter fraud and backing new restrictions to make it harder to vote. … Continue reading ?

Harsh Drug And Immigration Policy Is Just Voter Suppression Disguised

Strong Republican pushes for harsher drug and immigration policies are in fact a disguised long-term strategy to permanently blunt demographic changes and maintain current voting majorities well into the 21st century. This strategy is not new. Show More Summary

Rep. Cummings After WH Meeting: I Brought Up Concerns to Trump on Voter Suppression, Black Communities

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Congressman Elijah Cummings met with President Trump this afternoon to discuss drug prices, but he also said after the meeting that he brought up other concerns he has to the president.

N.A.A.C.P. President Has Candid Talk With Sessions About Civil Rights

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The group’s president, Cornell William Brooks, said the meeting with the attorney general addressed voter suppression, police misconduct and civil rights.

Iowa GOP Uses Voter Fraud Myth to Advance Voter ID Bill

Veronica Fowler, spokesperson for the ACLU of Iowa, said in an email that the Republicans' discriminatory voter ID bill constitutes voter suppression. The post Iowa GOP Uses Voter Fraud Myth to Advance Voter ID Bill appeared first on Rewire.

Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Times Union of Albany on voter suppression occurring in New York. Feb. 27 The problem with America's election … Click to Continue »

Trump’s New Labor Nominee Supported Voter Suppression in 2004

"It is hard to believe that Mr. Acosta would now be nominated to lead a federal agency tasked with promoting lawful hiring practices and safe workplaces," said Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The post Trump’s New Labor Nominee Supported Voter Suppression in 2004 appeared first on Rewire.

Jason Kander is back – and on the front line fighting voter suppression

Kander, a former National Guard captain, ran a tight race against Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and came within three percent of unseating him. He got national attention and name recognition for a hard-hitting ad in which he assembled his long gun blindfolded. And you knew he would not remain silent: He came back on the [...]

Senator who told Elizabeth Warren to 'take a seat' got a not-so-warm welcome back to Montana

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Early in the week, Senator Steve Daines (MT) was presiding over the U.S. Senate when Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) began reading Coretta Scott King’s letter detailing the racially-motivated voter suppression tactics of Jeff Sessions in Alabama. Show More Summary

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