The Republican majority on the Montgomery County, Maryland board of elections is using the same playbook as North Carolin Republicans, apparently. They've decided to close two early voting sites in the county where there are more blacks and Democrats, moving them to lower population, white, Republican communities. Show More Summary
A giant body of research makes it increasingly clear why the votes of black Americans must be protected
Daily Kos: North Carolina Republicans have been actively moving the goalposts—they’ve been moving polling places around like a crazed monkey on crack. They have been cutting numbers of polling places in some counties, increasing numbers in other counties. There has … Continue reading ?
Daily Kos's own DocDawg, aka Bill Busa, isn't new to finding and breaking voter suppression news from his state of North Carolina here. Earlier this year, he broke the story of voter registration irregularities under the new regime of Republican Gov. Show More Summary
Alabama Is In "The Black Belt" This is important when it comes to claims of "Black Economic Disenfranchisement" But when Black people in Philadelphia PA or the Bronx are labeled "Economically Disenfranchised" - few people draw upon "Confederate...Show More Summary
A favored tactic of Tea Party governors this decade has been the imposition of a poll tax in the form of voter ID laws that required voters to present a state-issued ID (usually a driver's license) in order to exercise their franchise. (more…)
Warren delivered a major civil rights speech. The federal government must act to stop police and societal violence against African-Americans, abolish race-based barriers to voting rights, and curtail racist businesses from perpetuating economic injustices, Sen. Show More Summary
News is breaking like crazy. We do our best to cover it all on today's BradCast, along with yet another new chapter in the long and shameful history of voter suppression by Republicans in the state of Florida. Among the stories covered on today's thrilling, action-packed adventure!...
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
Elections Canada issued a warning to staff to keep a lookout for American-style electioneering and voter suppression in the October 19th national elections, the Canadian Press said Monday.
Democrats express outrage at what they call an attempt at voter suppression.
More political acid rain spreading from the US to Canada: Elections Canada has quietly warned staff to be on the lookout for increasingly sophisticated tactics aimed at discouraging — or even stopping — voters from casting a ballot. The advanced … Continue reading ?
NAACP Georgia, President BEFORE BECOMING "THE ESTABLISHMENT POWER" - The Government's Police Dogs Were Used To Oppress Black People The "Black Woman Seen Crying On The Television News" AFTER BECOMING THE "ESTABLISHMENT POWER" In TheShow More Summary
If you still believe there is not a systematic attempt to suppress voter turnout, read what Paul Weyrich, one of the leaders of the modern day conservative movement had to say in 1980: I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. Show More Summary
Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, at least insofar as it has been interpreted to grant automatic citizenship to children born of undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary
Out of Germany comes news of a real tragedy -- spoiled beer. [Legal Juice] Justice Sonia Sotomayor got a pretty bad-ass tribute in the form of a graffiti mural, unveiled in the Bronx. [Colorlines] A look at how voter suppression efforts have morphed with the times. Show More Summary
Julian Bond speaking at UCLA in 1973 about the 1972 election. At The Nation, Ari Berman, whose new book Give Us the Ballot was written after years of covering voting rights and voter suppression, has written a tribute to civil rights leader Julian Bond on the occasion of his death—Honor Julian Bond’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights. Show More Summary
Lessons from an ACLU lawyer fighting North Carolina’s attacks on voting. This piece was originally posted on ACSblog. Just days before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we completed a three-week trial challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-voter law. In 2013, soon after the U.S. Show More Summary
The GOP voter suppression strategy continues.