New leaked documents paint a dreary picture for the group behind "Stand Your Ground" and Voter ID laws. The post Three Signs That The Power Of Secret Lobbying Group ALEC Is Fading appeared first on ThinkProgress.
To the Republican supporters of laws that would treat the poll booth like an exclusive nightclub that asks for photo ID and other qualifications before allowing entry, the answer to why anyone would oppose this is simple: They must not...Show More Summary
Thousands of Texans were stopped at the polls under the new strict photo ID requirement. The post Texas Counties See Provisional Ballot Numbers Skyrocket After Voter ID Law Goes Into Effect appeared first on ThinkProgress.
National Review Online is pointing to instances of trouble at Texas polling places as proof that the state's overwhelmingly stringent voter ID law is "a good thing." NRO contributors Roger Clegg and Hans von Spakovsky argued that because...Show More Summary
The Obama/Holder heavily politicized Department Of Justice is quick to act when any state or municipality decides to enhance illegal immigration law. Same with some states that pass voter ID laws. What about marijuana? So far, nothing...Show More Summary
When voters across America hit the polls yesterday, many eyes were on Texas, which has faced recent criticism that its new voter ID law could make it harder for women to vote. But plenty of other states have passed restrictive voter ID laws recently. Show More Summary
Texas Republicans are disenfranchising their strongest demographics. Consider this bit of nonsense in Texas, thanks to the state's new stringent voted ID laws: Tarrant County [Texas] Elections Administrator Steve Raborn said Saturday...Show More Summary
John Amato: Republican Voter ID Laws Disenfranchise Former Speaker Of The House Jim Wright: >Republicans who have been changing the voter ID laws to disenfranchise American voters have always responded by saying they just want to root out voter fraud. Show More Summary
Who is having trouble registering to vote under the new Texas voter ID law? None other than former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. Now 90, he doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. So his voter registration attempt was denied. He’ll work it out because he’s Jim Wright. But what about all the older people [...]
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin state law requiring voters to present photo identification went on trial in federal court on Monday, with critics arguing that the law would discourage African-American and Latino residents from casting ballots, while...
Anything but actually allow a Democrat to vote… This gem comes via Political Wire: Former House Speaker Jim Wright (D) was denied a voter ID card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. Said Wright: “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me [...]
Republicans who have been changing the voter ID laws to disenfranchise American voters have always responded by saying they just want to root out voter fraud. They haven't found any voter fraud, but that's beside the point. How's that...Show More Summary
When your Republican-pushed “voter ID” law is snagging people like the former speaker of the House, you may have a problem a bit bigger than actual voter fraud ever was: Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday...Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied the documentation needed to vote in Texas on Saturday, prompting the Democratic icon to voice fears about the state’s tough new voter ID law. “I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements...Show More Summary
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A federal trial to determine whether Wisconsin's controversial voter identification law discriminates against minorities is scheduled to begin on Monday in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar laws in other states.
A federal trial scheduled to begin Monday in Wisconsin could set the stage for legal challenges in a number of states to laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Wisconsin’s photo voter ID law has been on hold since Dane County judge declared it unconstitutional soon after it passed in 2011. Supporters [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Former House Speaker Jim Wright is the latest public official ensnared by Texas' strict voter ID law. The post Former House Speaker Denied Voter ID Under New Texas Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Voter ID's chief defender does not meet his own strict criteria for voting. The post Texas Attorney General Almost Disenfranchised By His Own Voter ID Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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