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Even NYT Notes That Voter ID Laws DO NOT ‘Suppress’ Minority Voters

The left is all balled up in knots over the false claim that voter ID laws are meant specifically to “suppress” the vote of minorities and to swing elections to the GOP. This is a lie. And even The New York Times essentially agrees that this is a lie. Show More Summary

Sorry, Republicans, Voter ID Laws Don’t Help

Voter ID laws don’t swing elections, except in rare, very-close races, reports Nate Cohn. …the so-called margin of disenfranchisement — the number of registered voters who do not appear to have photo identification — grossly overstates the potential electoral consequences of these laws. These figures overstate the number of voters who truly lack identification. Those [...]

Voter ID Laws: Terrible Public Policy, But Probably Pretty Feeble

Republican-led voter-ID laws may be pernicious, but Nate Cohn says there are three reasons to think their actual electoral impact is overstated: To begin with, the true number of registered voters without photo identification is usually much lower than the statistics on registered voters without identification suggest. Show More Summary

Texas ID Law Keeps Hundreds of Ballots From Being Counted

Provisional ballots cast by nearly 500 voters in Texas on Nov. 4 never became official -- part of the fallout from the state’s tough voter ID law

Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital

Less than two weeks after they won a majority in the state legislature, Republican lawmakers are already writing bills that would require photo identification to vote. The post Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Voter ID Laws Supress Voters

A majority of those who voted in the poll last week foolishly think voter ID laws are about preventing fraud. The real motivation is to keep those who typically vote Democratic from voting: A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay...

Figures. Obama’s AG Pick: Voter ID Is Racist & Must Be Stopped (Video)

Barack Obama’s Attorney General pick is just as racist as his previous pick. Loretta Lynch told a crowd last year that voter ID laws are racist and must be stopped. “50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after … Continue reading ?

Millennials aren’t apathetic: Their vote is suppressed

Voter ID laws target students and the young -- it's an active campaign to keep twentysomethings from the polls

Photo ID Laws Led To Voter Suppression

Photo ID laws resulted in six million fewer people voting this year, most of them poor or people of color, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald. (h/t RightWingWatch) Just look at seven key Senate races and one gubernatorial race (Florida, where Rick Scott tightened felon re-enfranchisement laws in one of his first acts as [...]

Jaeger On Voting Problems: We Followed The Law

This morning I guest hosted for Mike Kapel on WDAY AM970 and talked about the ID issues some voters had on Tuesday. I spoke with Kyle Thiel, a Bismarck resident who sent on a wild goose chase back to Dickinson where he lived previously in an effort to vote that was ultimately in vain. Thiel...

Provisional Ballots More Than Double In Texas Since Last Midterm Election

The voter ID law was just the beginning of the problems. The post Provisional Ballots More Than Double In Texas Since Last Midterm Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Voting monitors report complaints in states with new voter ID laws

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Poll monitors and voting rights groups reported thousands of questions and complaints during the early hours of voting in the first major national election since the Supreme Court overturned key aspects of the Voting Rights Act.

On Election Day, Fox's Cavuto Ramps Up Final Defense Of Voter ID Laws

From the November 4 edition of Fox News' Your World With Neil Cavuto: Previously: Evidence Piles Up Against Right-Wing Media's Defense Of Voter ID Fox News Admits WI Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Voters 31 In A Billion: Election Expert's Report Shatters Right-Wing Media Voter ID Myths

Laura Ingraham: If ID laws make voting ‘too difficult’ for some people, ‘then good’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday suggested that Americans did not deserve to be part of the democratic process if they found that obtaining a government issued voter ID was “too difficult.” “If you just sit it out election after election then — well frankly...

Voter Disenfranchisement That Right-Wing Media Said Wouldn't Happen Is Definitely Happening

This Election Day, a number of states are implementing strict new voter ID laws and registration policies in a high-turnout election for the first time. These measures have been found to have the potential to disenfranchise thousands...Show More Summary

Thanks to the Supreme Court, many Texans can't vote in this election because they don't have ID

Tribal ID doesn't count either. In a ruling early last month, federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos blasted the state of Texas for its discriminatory voter ID law and issued an injunction against it. But then the Fifth Circuit...Show More Summary

Texas -- population 26.45 million -- has issued just 340 voter IDs

Texas has 26.45 million citizens, 13.6 million adults registered to vote — and only 340 voters with state-issued voter ID. After the Supreme Court upheld Texas' deeply controversial voter ID law — which requires voters to present one...Show More Summary

This Is the One Democrat Texas' Voter ID Law Could Really Screw Over

The only competitive congressional race in Texas this year pits incumbent Democratic Rep. Pete Gallego against Republican William Hurd in the massive 23rd district, which stretches across the entire southwestern part of the state. It's also the race most likely to be affected by Texas' strict new voter ID law. Show More Summary

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