States that passed voter ID laws didn't just potentially disenfranchise voters. They made their elections more vulnerable to hackers. Over the past 16 years, only 10 cases of voter impersonation—out of 146 million registered voters—have ever been identified. Show More Summary
There are now 33 states with voter ID laws — denying rights to an immeasurable number of Americans
Hillary must be sooo disappointed in this development. When the Supreme Court passed down that the Voter ID law would stand in Texas, that ruined her chances for the illegal
With each new voting restriction, are states making it tougher for minorities, older Americans, and the disabled to get their vote to count?
Michael Wines and Manny Fernandez report that former Texas Rep. Pete Gallego, who lost his 2014 mid-term re-election bid by 2,422 votes in the sprawling 23rd Congressional District, has made a change in his campaign this year. As his...Show More Summary
You know that I've been saying over and over that to the extent that the Democratic nomination process is 'rigged', the rigging has been a huge advantage to Bernie Sanders. As I've noted, that's mainly because of caucuses. It drives me crazy, candidly, when Sanders claims on the stump that where voter turnout has been highest, he's done best. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court refused to intervene in a conflict over Texas's voter identification law today. That law, which imposes some of the most rigorous voter ID requirements in the country, has been used in Texas's last three elections, even though the Fifth Circuit has found the law to have......
New York Times: “Since their inception a decade ago, voter identification laws have been the focus of fierce political and social debate. Proponents, largely Republican, argue that the regulations are essential tools to combat election fraud, while critics contend that [...]
More than a dozen states will use the laws for the first time in a presidential election this fall, a step researchers say disproportionately affects minority voters.
Monday’s must-read just posted at the NY Times: As the general election nears — in which new or strengthened voter ID laws will be in place in Texas and 14 other states for the first time in a presidential election … Continue readin...
Adam Liptak reports for the NYT. … Continue reading ?
Steve Benen: But DeMint then turned to voter-ID laws. “[I]t’s something we’re working on all over the country because in the states where they do have voter ID laws you’ve seen, actually, elections begin to change towards more conservative candidates,” … Continue reading ?
Texas' new voter ID law is here to stay, at least for now. The Supreme Court on Friday issued an order stating that they would not consider the...
SCOTUS letting Texas's voter ID law stand for now is a good reminder that for all the bad things happening electorally for the GOP right now, they've got solid voter suppression laws in place in a lot of states.
The Supreme Court said it might intercede if a federal appeals court in New Orleans did not act promptly on a challenge to the law.
Yes! The Supreme Court gave Texas a victory today as they threw out a case challenging the voter ID law. Liberals argued it is racist to ask people for identification
More than 18 months after it was kept alive by an appeals court's stay, Texas' controversial voter ID law remains in place.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to block a controversial Texas law that requires voters to show identification before voting, meaning it is likely to be in effect during this year’s elections. The court denied a request filed by opponents of the law, including individual Texas...
The Supreme Court has refused for now to block a strict voter identification law in Texas that critics say will make it harder for as many as 600,000 registered voters who lack driver's licenses to cast a ballot this year. The justices turned down an appeal from civil rights lawyers who said the...
Wisconsin Public Radio: “The fact is, the state had to spend a whole lot of time and money defending the (voter ID) law, and we continue to do so today,” Walker said. “If people were really serious about that, they … Continue readin...