Advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Alabama' voter ID law. Alabama since 2014 has required voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls. … Click to Continue »
The judge ruled the state makes photo identification cards needed to cast a ballot equally available to every citizen who wants one. Civil rights groups argued the law was racially discriminatory.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alabama's requirement to show photo identification at the polls. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler on Wednesday ruled the provision does not … Click to Continue »
You can find the 69 page opinion here (via Chris Geidner). I’m not surprised by the result in the case, given that Alabama’s voter id law is much less strict than some other recent id laws, and the tendency of … Continue reading ?
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he'll travel the state this year to inform the public about a new law requiring voter identification at the polls. Pate said Wednesday … Click to Continue »
Voter ID laws hurt "people of color, poor people, the elderly, and people living in rural areas—in other words, the majority of Mainers. Gov. LePage has already lost on this issue multiple times. It's time for him to move on." The post ‘Ballot Box Bullies’: Maine GOP Governor Demands Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.
Chelsea Clinton promoted an article claiming Tufts University and Harvard University researchers can show how voter ID laws are discriminatory using a simple algorithm. Can the same math be used to claim photo ID laws for other things...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his frustration with certain states for not handing over information to his commission on voter fraud, and blamed the “rigged system” on Democrats.
In ADGN: An Algorithm for Record Linkage Using Address, Date of Birth, Gender, and Name, newly published in Statistics and Public Policy, a pair of researchers from Harvard and Tufts build a statistical model to analyze the impact of...Show More Summary
Trump took aim at "many mostly Democrat states" that refused to hand over data.
The commission was criticized for perpetuating Trump's unfounded claim of widespread voter fraud.
President Donald Trump gave up on his investigation into voter fraud, and pivoted to pushing voter identification legislation. Civil rights activists say that requiring voters to show identification disenfranchises minorities, the poor,...Show More Summary
AP: A lawsuit alleging that Missouri’s new voter identification law was intended to make it harder for poor and minority residents to cast their ballots has been dismissed. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Tuesday threw out the suit … Continue reading ?
A lawsuit alleging that Missouri's new voter identification law was intended to make it harder for poor and minority residents to cast their ballots has been dismissed. Cole County Circuit … Click to Continue »
The New York Times has questions. At issue, at a time when minorities are becoming an increasingly powerful slice of the electorate, is how much rules like Alabama’s voter ID law serve as a brake on that happening. The turnout by black voters in Alabama raises a question: Did it come about because voting restrictions […]
Important NYT read: But research, particularly of voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin and other states, provides an imprecise picture of how much similar laws suppress turnout. And Eitan Hersh, a Tufts University political scientist who contributed to the analysis … Continue reading ?
Back in September, a 5th Circuit’s motions panel, on a 2-1 vote, stayed a trial court order which would have blocked Texas from implementing its revised voter id law pending appeal. The order specifically was not binding on the panel … Continue reading ?
Release: On December 13, 2017, the Native American Rights Fund again brought action against the state of North Dakota seeking to overturn North Dakota’s newest discriminatory voter ID law. NARF filed an amended complaint on behalf of Native American Plaintiffs impacted by … Continue reading ?
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a big-business-backed think tank whose funders run the gamut from oil companies to Tesla motors; they specialize in drafting insane, racist, voter-suppressing laws and getting them enacted at the state level, primarily by Republican state governments. (more…)
The liberal media and party elites threw EVERYTHING they could manufacture at Judge Roy Moore. Even after the horrid accusations of criminal abuse 38 years ago Judge Moore somehow has been able to hold a lead over ultra-liberal Doug Jones. Show More Summary