Getty The Constitution requires that every person—not citizen—living in the United States must be counted every 10 years. Now, a Justice Department request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has put the once-in-a-decade count of the American people into the crosshairs of partisan politics. Show More Summary
Raleigh is ground zero for unconstitutional voter suppression tactics: Some people say it was fitting for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to take testimony about the state of voting across the country in the capital city of a state...Show More Summary
Brennan Center: A first look at voting laws introduced in state legislatures across the country finds that voter suppression efforts continue to be a concern at the outset of a pivotal election year. The Trump administration is promoting a similar … Continue reading ?
Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina's voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Show More Summary
Thomas Farr, Trump's nominee to a federal court seat, defended North Carolina's voter suppression law and racially discriminatory gerrymandering.
A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election. Show More Summary
TGIF RedStaters! Good to see you all this fine morning. Welcome to Friday’s Water Cooler – always an Open Thread! The Border – DACA, Security, The Wall, Monoparty Was in Washington over the last week while our government leaders were...Show More Summary
Even with Trump’s bogus voter fraud panel gone, the fight against voter suppression isn’t over. Champions of democracy scored a major victory on Jan. 3 when President Trump disbanded his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Show More Summary
There is no such thing as a magical unicorn that trots into polling places and casts illegal votes. Unicorns are not real. Nonetheless, under the logic of a federal judge’s decision in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Merrill, the state of Alabama may lock many legitimate voters out of the polls — disproportionately targeting young people, low-income voters, […]
Click here for reuse options! Women face more obstacles to voting than men do. Trump got one thing right. The voting system is “rigged"—though not in the way he thinks—and it has serious consequences for women. Every election, poor folks,...Show More Summary
A federal judge on Tuesday ended a consent decree banning the Republican National Committee from engaging in ballot security activities, giving a major boost to Republicans’ efforts to suppress minority voters. The consent decree has been in place since 1982, when the RNC was found to be engaging in “voter caging” in predominantly African-American and Latino […]
As I expected, a federal district court has ended a consent decree in place since 1981 against the Republican National Committee against so-called “ballot security” measures which seemed aimed at suppressing minority voter turnout. I recently explained in Slate why … Continue reading ?
After voter suppression forces failed out with their ‘fraud’ commission, the Supreme Court may give them a better shot at advancing their goals. Check out our story.
Interesting thoughts here from Zack Roth (Prime access) on the anti-democratic authoritarianism of today’s GOP right and how the issues involved in the Trump/Russia probe and various strategies of voter suppression both stem from the same ideological source.
Good riddance to the fraudulent commission, but we must remain vigilant against what replaces it. On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it would disband the Election “Integrity” Commission led by Vice President Pence and...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump abruptly shut down his commission on election integrity on Wednesday evening. That’s the good news for voting rights advocates. The bad news: the Administration is continuing its hunt for voter fraud, based on Trump’s false claim that “millions of people” voted illegally in 2016. Trump isn’t giving up on his quest to remove people […]