As the Free Beacon reported: “Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer is behind a multi-state push challenging voter identification laws implemented in recent years, efforts that are expected to reach numerous other states ahead of the 2016 elections.” “Marc Elias, a top campaign lawyer for Hillary Clinton and a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm […]
On Wednesday, CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Paul Begala attacked both the GOP and Jeb Bush for their positions on voter ID laws. Costello dismissed Republican voter ID concerns by asserting that there “are...Show More Summary
Release: Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film … Continue reading ?
When the GOP's aversion to academia is used for political ends.
Again, before we go all to smash, become childishly weepy-eyed over South Carolina and a flag that should have been relegated to museum-only viewing and private, family ownership 150 summers back, consider the syllogism: A South Carolina...Show More Summary
Democrats in North Carolina are accusing Republican lawmakers of punishing the University of North Carolina School of Law with a last-minute budget cut because the school employs a professor who has been critical of their policies. During a budget debate in the state Senate on Monday, Republicans...
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News and Observer: Thursday’s change to the rule brought lukewarm support from opponents of voter ID laws and quick criticism from advocates. “It’s a shame to lose a court case without ever walking into court,” said Francis De Luca, president … Continue reading ?
The latest development on of North Caolina’s voter ID is mighty curious. With approximately zero advanced warning, the General Assembly on Thursday modified the state’s voter ID requirement, adding a provision for citizens to cast a provision ballot if they complete a “reasonable impediment declaration” explaining why they don’t have a photo ID. The provision […]
The rest of the state's controversial voting law still remains, including provisions that eliminated same-day voter registration, cut a full week of early voting, barred voters from casting a ballot outside their home precinct, ended...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to still vote in next year's elections by signing an affidavit and presenting alternate...Show More Summary
Press release via email from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice: On the eve of trial in the legal challenge to North Carolina’s oppressive Voter ID law, the General Assembly has capitulated, voting overwhelmingly in both houses to allow qualified … Continue reading ?
Until recently, North Carolina Republicans had a problem. Some of their biggest legislative achievements of the past few years, including a restrictive voter ID law and weakened environmental regulations, were heading for review before the state Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Here’s a remarkable admission from left-wing commentator Juan Williams, acknowledging that even black voters who are supposedly the target of voter identification laws overwhelmingly support them. Even most black Americans — people who, overwhelmingly, don’t vote Republican — currently favor new requirements for voters to have photo identification. Show More Summary
Mary Lou Miller is a 101-year-old woman who has been voting since 1934. But not in 2015, because she doesn't have photo identification. Miller writes in the San Antonio Express-News that she moved from one assisted living facility to...Show More Summary
The history of Virginia's voting restrictions reek of discriminatory intent.
RICHMOND — The Virginia Democratic Party says state laws that require voters to have a photo ID, allow long lines at the polls and prevent felons from casting ballots disenfranchise voters and violate their civil rights, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. Read full article >>
(AP) — Virginia Democrats are trying to strike down the state's voter ID law, joining efforts in two other swing states to challenge voting laws ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The Democratic Party of Virginia said it filedShow More Summary
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry isn’t shy about telling it like it is. Recently, after Hillary Clinton slammed those who support much-needed voter ID laws as racists, Perry brutally rebutted
As we discussed here yesterday, Rick Perry ran to Fox this week to attack Hillary Clinton for her comments about Texas and other states doing their best to disenfranchise voters and her calls for automatic voter registration and longer early voting periods. Show More Summary