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Groups appeal dismissal of Alabama voter ID challenge

Advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Alabama' voter ID law. Alabama since 2014 has required voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls. … Click to Continue »

Judge Throws Out Challenge To Alabama Voter ID Law

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The judge ruled the state makes photo identification cards needed to cast a ballot equally available to every citizen who wants one. Civil rights groups argued the law was racially discriminatory.

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging voter ID law

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alabama's requirement to show photo identification at the polls. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler on Wednesday ruled the provision does not … Click to Continue »

Federal District Court Rejects Constitutional and Voting Rights Act Claims Against Alabama Voter ID Law

You can find the 69 page opinion here (via Chris Geidner). I’m not surprised by the result in the case, given that Alabama’s voter id law is much less strict than some other recent id laws, and the tendency of … Continue reading ?

Elections official to travel Iowa promoting new voter ID law

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he'll travel the state this year to inform the public about a new law requiring voter identification at the polls. Pate said Wednesday … Click to Continue »

‘Ballot Box Bullies’: Maine GOP Governor Demands Voter ID Law

Voter ID laws hurt "people of color, poor people, the elderly, and people living in rural areas—in other words, the majority of Mainers. Gov. LePage has already lost on this issue multiple times. It's time for him to move on." The post ‘Ballot Box Bullies’: Maine GOP Governor Demands Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

DUMB AS A BRICK=> Chelsea Clinton Claims ‘Math Helps Show How Voter ID Laws Are Discriminating at Polls’

Chelsea Clinton promoted an article claiming Tufts University and Harvard University researchers can show how voter ID laws are discriminatory using a simple algorithm. Can the same math be used to claim photo ID laws for other things...Show More Summary

Trump Pushes Voter ID Laws, Lambastes Democrats After Disbanding Voter Fraud Panel

President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his frustration with certain states for not handing over information to his commission on voter fraud, and blamed the “rigged system” on Democrats.

Statistical proof that voter ID laws are racially discriminatory

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In ADGN: An Algorithm for Record Linkage Using Address, Date of Birth, Gender, and Name, newly published in Statistics and Public Policy, a pair of researchers from Harvard and Tufts build a statistical model to analyze the impact of...Show More Summary

Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Trump took aim at "many mostly Democrat states" that refused to hand over data.        

Trump Pushes Voter ID Laws, Lambastes Democrats After Disbanding Voter Fraud Panel

The commission was criticized for perpetuating Trump's unfounded claim of widespread voter fraud.

Trump calls for strict voter ID laws, which critics say disenfranchises the poor and minorities

President Donald Trump gave up on his investigation into voter fraud, and pivoted to pushing voter identification legislation. Civil rights activists say that requiring voters to show identification disenfranchises minorities, the poor,...Show More Summary

“Judge dismisses suit over Missouri’s voter ID law”‘ MO SOS: “ACLU and other groups were deliberate in their attempts to mislead and disenfranchise Missourians”

AP: A lawsuit alleging that Missouri’s new voter identification law was intended to make it harder for poor and minority residents to cast their ballots has been dismissed. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Tuesday threw out the suit … Continue reading ?

Judge dismisses suit over Missouri's voter ID law

A lawsuit alleging that Missouri's new voter identification law was intended to make it harder for poor and minority residents to cast their ballots has been dismissed. Cole County Circuit … Click to Continue »

Is disenfranchisement really that bad if African-Americans can still make it to the polls?

The New York Times has questions. At issue, at a time when minorities are becoming an increasingly powerful slice of the electorate, is how much rules like Alabama’s voter ID law serve as a brake on that happening. The turnout by black voters in Alabama raises a question: Did it come about because voting restrictions […]

“Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws”

Important NYT read: But research, particularly of voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin and other states, provides an imprecise picture of how much similar laws suppress turnout. And Eitan Hersh, a Tufts University political scientist who contributed to the analysis … Continue reading ?

Private Plaintiffs (But Not the U.S.) Ask 5th Circuit to Immediately Lift the Stay in the Texas Voter ID case

Back in September, a 5th Circuit’s motions panel, on a 2-1 vote, stayed a trial court order which would have blocked Texas from implementing its revised voter id law pending appeal. The order specifically was not binding on the panel … Continue reading ?

“Native Americans Again Seek to Protect their Right to Vote”

Release: On December 13, 2017, the Native American Rights Fund again brought action against the state of North Dakota seeking to overturn North Dakota’s newest discriminatory voter ID law. NARF filed an amended complaint on behalf of Native American Plaintiffs impacted by … Continue reading ?

Group behind voter ID, stand your ground, ag-gag, private prison, anti-muni-wifi, and killing Obamacare now planning rules for jailing pipeline protesters

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a big-business-backed think tank whose funders run the gamut from oil companies to Tesla motors; they specialize in drafting insane, racist, voter-suppressing laws and getting them enacted at the state level, primarily by Republican state governments. (more…)

Alabama Democrats Already Crying About How They Can’t Steal Senate Election Because of Voter ID Laws

The liberal media and party elites threw EVERYTHING they could manufacture at Judge Roy Moore. Even after the horrid accusations of criminal abuse 38 years ago Judge Moore somehow has been able to hold a lead over ultra-liberal Doug Jones. Show More Summary

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