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7 papers, 4 government inquiries, 2 news investigations and 1 court ruling proving voter fraud is mostly a myth

Voter ID laws are back in the news this week after a group of college students joined a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's new restrictive rules. And as Catherine Rampell pointed out earlier this week, it's not just ID laws - Republican state legislatures have been busy devising all manner of creative ways to make voting […]

Senators Disagree on Whether Voting Rights Act Should Be Fixed

Grassley says legislation under consideration "seems to create only a fig leaf of protection for legitimate voter ID laws."

Democrat Secretary Of State Candidate Proposes More Forms Of ID For Voting

North Dakota Democrats have been pounding the state’s new voter ID law passed by the Legislature last year. They’re blaming the record-low voter turnout in the June election last month on the law, though some (including myself) might suggest that had more to do with few competitive races and a high level of voter satisfaction...

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Wonders ‘Are North Carolina’s Voter ID Laws The New Jim Crow?’

It seems as though MSNBC is back on its anti-voter ID drumbeat as a legal challenge to North Carolina’s new voting laws goes before a judge this week. On Monday, July 7, MSNBC host Alex Wagner expressed her outrage over the new law on her Now w/ Alex Wagner program. Show More Summary

DOJ Lawsuit Against NC Voter ID Law to See Trial in 2015

The Associated Press is reporting that lawsuits brought by the Department of Justice, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and the American Civil Liberties Union against a North Carolina voter ID law will go to trial in 2015. The anti-voter...Show More Summary

College Students To Fight Voter ID Laws In North Carolina Over Discrimination

In a North Carolina courtroom this week, another group will make its case that Voter ID laws are discriminatory.  For sure, women and minorities will be impacted by Voter Suppression tactics which are heralded by the right wing, but students have an equally important case to be heard, too. The New York Times reports: Joining [...]

Whiny College Students Claim Discrimination Over NC Voter ID Law

The funniest part about all these voter ID lawsuits is that the groups suing could use all the money they’re spending to purchase legal state ID cards for everyone (NY Times) Joining a challenge to a state law alongside the N.A.A.C.P.,...Show More Summary

NC Voter ID Laws Deliver Increase In Black Voter Turnout

Voter ID laws have been one of a number of bugaboos around which people have rallied, both for and against. Those who argue for them claim to want to add a level of honesty to the process, while those who are against them generally point out that the laws are racist and trend toward disenfranchising [...]

North Dakota ACLU Decries Voter ID Law, But Doesn’t Know How Many People It Impacted

In a transparently partisan maneuver, the ACLU of North Dakota and a Fargo non-profit called the Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living (which also just happens to be the employer of state Senator Tyler Axness, who is currently running as a Democrat candidate for the PSC) has sent a letter to Secretary of State Al...

Virginia Voter ID Law Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

Virginia’s voter ID law will go into effect on July 31. Election officials held 13 regional training sessions in May for registrars and their staffs, the Associated Press reported. The new law now requires that registered voters who come to the polls in person must present forms of identification that have a photograph of the individual. Show More Summary

Key Senator Attacks Voting Rights Act Fix Because It Doesn’t Allow Enough Voter Suppression

There is no such thing as a legitimate voter ID law. The post Key Senator Attacks Voting Rights Act Fix Because It Doesn’t Allow Enough Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.

MSNBC’s Reid Charges Voter ID a Racist Plot to ‘Restrict African-American Voters’; Omits Black Dems in Miss. Support It

Reacting to Thad Cochran’s surprising victory over Chris McDaniel in the GOP Senate runoff last night, a panel on the June 25 edition of The Reid Report tried to comprehend why Southern states have passed voter ID laws. Host Joy Reid...Show More Summary

Moral Monday Pride photoblog

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

LGBT Equality was one of today's themes at the final Moral Monday of the legislative session. LGBT voters have a lot at stake in the elections and special concerns to consider with how the photo ID law in 2016 will impact us especially as it comes to name or appearance changes related to marriage or transitioning. read more

Mississippi’S voter ID law could be example for nation

GOOD NUMBERS: Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the state passed its first voter ID test with flying colors. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi might be an example to the rest of the nation on voter identification. The Mississippi voter ID law received its shakedown cruise in the June 3 primary elections...

Hundreds Disenfranchised By America’s Worst Voter ID Law

Arkansas is now one of several states which require valid photo identification to vote at the polls, but a unique and poorly written absentee voter provision in the bill caused hundreds of voters to have their votes rejected in last month's primary. The post Hundreds Disenfranchised By America’s Worst Voter ID Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Robert Reich: Mississippi is turning back the clock on the civil rights movement

The ex-labor secretary on the Freedom Summer of '65 and the destructive potential of the state's new voter ID law

Voting in Mississippi, 2014 and 1964 (VIDEO)

last monthNews : Truthdig

Mississippi used its new voter-identification law for the first time Tuesday — requiring voters to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID at the polls.

New Report Disputes Fox's Long-Time Trumpeting Of Voter ID Laws

Fox News has consistently denied that voter ID laws discriminate against minority groups and disenfranchise legal voters, yet after just one day of implementation, Alabama's voter ID restriction has already discredited these claims. In...Show More Summary

Why Democrats Are Losing the Voter ID Message War

Voter ID laws must not be all that bad if black folks like them, right?

House Dems Add Amicus to Voter ID Case, But Did They Botch The Law?

An expedited appeal isn't going to stop third-parties from adding their two cents to the Kansas and Arizona Voter ID case. Last month, the Tenth Circuit extended a stay against the states and granted an expedited appeal. At issue is whether the two states can pass voter identification laws that......

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