Without having to show ID to vote, anyone can go and vote in the place of a dead person. That’s the case in Michigan where a dead woman votes in Detroit. The case of a Michigan woman whose mummified body was found years after her death is getting even more bizarre. Show More Summary
North Carolina's new Voter ID law came under assault last week from Van Jones, a Democrat and host of CNN's "Crossfire." During the broadcast, which featured North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory as a guest, Jones said the new law was a means...Show More Summary
Early voting turnout in Texas’ top 15 counties slightly improved in the 2014 primary season—compared to similar 2010 and 2006 returns. Given State of Texas data, the new voter ID law currently under attack from the U.S. Department of Justice has not appeared to have negatively affected turnout at this point. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
At the state level, Republican legislating comes in waves. After the 2010 midterms, there was a big wave of voter ID laws. For a while, it seemed as if every Republican-controlled state in the union had suddenly decided to pass the exact same laundry list of provisions designed to minimize the turnout of Democratic voters. Show More Summary
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act at a Black History Month event Tuesday and said that voter...
On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden blamed “hatred” as the motivating force behind voter identification laws in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. Biden wants new laws to block “former slave holding states in the south” from discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he hopes Congress will pass new legislation to modernize the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter what he called the "hatred" behind voter identification laws in states such...
Early voting for the March Primary Election began today with Texas’ voter ID law enjoying full enforcement, despite U.S. Department of Justice objections in federal court. Just as Texans experienced in the 2013 Constitutional Election, voters must present an approved photo ID to cast a regular ballot at their polling place. Show More Summary
I wonder what Cathy Engelbrecht from True the Vote would say to this 80-year old woman who just wants to cast her vote the way she has in every election before the last one. Both times she tried, she was told there was something else,...Show More Summary
You can’t make this stuff up. In North Carolina, the NAACP scheduled a march to protest “racist” voter ID laws. But as one keen observer points out, they are asking marchers to bring a photo ID to participate. #MoralMarch will protest NC's new "racist" #VoterID, but you're req'd to bring photo ID to the march.... Show More Summary
The argument that it’s “racist” to require voters to show photo ID at the polls is ludicrous on its face. People in this country have to show photo ID when they buy alcohol, board a plane, open a bank account…or participate in an NAACP...Show More Summary
Despite 75 percent of North Carolinians agreeing that some form of voter identification is necessary and eight out of 10 residents...
“Moral March” participants who are apparently protesting North Carolina’s voter ID law today at the state capitol in Raleigh are required by organizers to have a photo ID. The Moral March is reportedly being sponsored by the NAACP. Among a list of do’s and don’ts (see embed below) for those who are participating in today’s... Show More Summary
Texas could experience massive, multi-hour waits similar to the ones that faced Florida voters in 2012 simply because it takes too long to move voters who run afoul of the state's voter ID law. The post Election Offiicals Warn 200,000 Dallas Voters They Could Be Held Up At The Polls Thanks To Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The New Hampshire Union Leader relied on anecdotal evidence from past elections to revive the misleading threat of voter fraud to endorse voter ID laws that restrict the right to vote. In a January 27 editorial, the Union Leader cited...Show More Summary
Ever since MSNBC launched its sister website MSNBC.com, writer Zachary Roth has been obsessed with new voting laws, and has consistently demonized GOP-sponsored legislation as a form of voter suppression. Roth’s latest piece, published...Show More Summary
Gun owners in Tennessee are able to cast a ballot with ease under the state's new voter ID law. College students, not so much. The post Tennessee Lawmakers Reject College IDs At Ballot Box, But Gun Permits Still OK appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In a case we've been watching, last week Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court -- an intermediary appellate court -- issued a long-awaited decision on the viability of Pennsylvania's voter ID law. In his opinion and order, Judge Bernard L. McGinley invalidated, and permanently enjoined, a Pennsylvania law requiring voter photo identification. Pennsylvania's......