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Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law

Republican legislators in state legislatures that have passed rigid voter ID laws have claimed that such laws are necessary to prevent in-person voter fraud. GOP-led investigations have not turned up evidence of voter fraud. The post Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

“Texas Asks Supreme Court To Save Voter ID Law After Election”

AP: Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to restore its newly weakened voter ID law but not until after the November election. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the request Friday, two months after a federal appeals court ruled that … Continue reading ?

This week in the war on voting: Court rejects Ohio purge of voter rolls; WI seeks to worsen ID law

Forty-five days remain until the election. Click here to make sure you're registered to vote. And while you're at it, make sure your family and friends are registered, too. Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series. This...Show More Summary

Texas Runs To The Supreme Court With Voter ID Law, But It Won't Matter In This Election

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Texas on Friday asked the Supreme Court to take a long, hard look at its voter ID law ? weakened after legal challenges stripped it of much of its teeth. State officials filed a formal appeal asking justices to review a July ruling that...Show More Summary

“4th Circuit judges weigh Virginia voter ID with N.C. case in mind”

Daily Press: U.S. Court of Appeals panel wrestled here Thursday over how to treat Virginia’s voter ID law following a circuit decision that nullified a similar law in North Carolina. That decision was made by a different three-judge panel on … Continue reading ?

“Softening Voter ID Laws Through Litigation: Is It Enough?”

Today the Wisconsin Law Review Forward published this article of mine (also in html format). From the Introduction: Headlines about voter identification laws often place court rulings in a simple win or loss frame. For example, the New York Times headline describing … Continue reading ?

Voting While Trans: “Lady, Sir, Whatever—Just Please Sit Over There And Wait”

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Voter ID laws, misunderstanding and plain old bigotry make voting a TK prospect for thousands of transgender Americans.

Texas to appeal voter ID ruling to Supreme Court

Still trying to suppress the vote. The Texas Attorney General’s Office said it planned to appeal a circuit appeals court ruling that weakened the state’s voter ID law to the Supreme Court next week. The announcement came in the state’s response to a court order Tuesday, instructing it to fix language in its voter education [...]

Texas May Pass a New Voter ID Law to Get Past “Democrat” Judge

From the KUT report I’ve just linked to: During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the Texas Legislature will try to pass a new voter ID law in the next session. “I was … Continue reading ?

“Federal Judge Says Texas Election Officials Need to Follow Voter ID Court Order”

KUT: A federal judge sided again today with plaintiffs in the long legal battle over Texas’ voter ID law. This time, the U.S. Department of Justice joined the group of Texas voters challenging the state’s law, arguing Texas election officials … Continue reading ?

Scott Walker Hawks Voter ID Law Despite Proof That 'Fraud' Claims Are Largely Made Up

Last week was a bad one for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), following a massive document leak published by The Guardian that revealed, among other things, his ties to dark-money groups raising millions to help him achieve his political...Show More Summary

How Texas' voter ID law landed it in federal court _ again

Texas is back in federal court yet again defending one of the nation's strictest voter ID laws — this time against charges that the state is violating its own recent agreement to soften the rules ahead of the November election. … Click to Continue »

“Meet the man at the center of the battle over the Texas voter ID law

Extensive profile of Texas SOS Carlos Cascos, apparently the only person in Texas without a stated opinion on whether Texas’s voter id law is necessary to stop voter fraud or is really a pretext for suppressing likely Democratic votes: While … Continue reading ?

Some Republicans Acknowledge Leveraging Voter ID Laws for Political Gain

A trove of documents reveal Republican politicians drawing on fears of election fraud to prevent voters — usually Democratic — from casting ballots.

“Some Republicans Acknowledge Leveraging Voter ID Laws for Political Gain”

Must-read Michael Wines NYT: A senior vice president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, Steve Baas, had a thought. “Do we need to start messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud’ so we are positively set up for the recount … Continue reading ?

“Missouri lawmakers loosen gun laws, back voter photo ID

AP: Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature used its supermajority Wednesday to significantly loosen the state’s gun laws and potentially tighten its voting requirements as lawmakers overrode numerous vetoes of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The sweeping guns legislation would allow most adults to … Continue reading ?

Bill O'Reilly Defends Voter ID Laws: 'Every African-American I Know Has An ID'

Conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly has no problem with voter I.D. laws because “every African-American I know has an I.D.” Speaking Tuesday night on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, O’Reilly lauded the Supreme Court’s decision...Show More Summary

Show us the reasons for Voter ID

To the editor: Zoltan Hajnal fails to address for me the reason why voter ID laws suppress minority votes. ( “Strict voter ID laws hurt minorities,” Opinion, Sept. 8) It is absurd that in a society where you can't cash a check, board an airplane and often need to validate your identity to use a...

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