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BI: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill didn’t mince words when addressing opponents of his state’s voter ID law, which requires voters show a government-approved photo ID at the polls. “People are entitled to their own opinions. But they’re not entitled to … Continue reading ?
Voting rights activists argue that some black and Latino voters "will be unable to vote" in elections in Virginia and Alabama because of strict voter ID laws and other restrictions. They say the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is to blame. Alabama and Virginia election officials dispute this. Show More Summary
[Hillary] Clinton's stunning loss in Wisconsin was blamed on her failure to campaign in the state, and the depressed turnout was attributed to a lack of enthusiasm for either candidate.... The impact of Wisconsin's voter ID law received almost no attention. Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reports on how the Wisconsin voter ID law had a deleterious effect on voter turnout, something Attorney General Eric Holder warned about at the...
Ari Berman for Mother Jones. Despite the headline, and despite this: The impact of Wisconsin’s voter ID law received almost no attention. When it did, it was often dismissive. Two days after the election, Talking Points Memo ran a piece by University … Continue reading ?
In July 2013, North Carolina enacted one of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. The measure required certain forms of government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cut the early voting period, and eliminated same-day voter registration, out-of-precinct voting, and pre-registration for high school students. Show More Summary
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied a request by opponents of Texas’s strict voter id law to have the state’s appeal of the ruling holding the law illegal and enacted with racially discriminatory purpose … Continue reading ?
1/9 Texas has spent more than $4 million to date defending its #voterID law, according to #s I received in a public records request today — Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) October 5, 2017
Between the fraudulent national voter suppression commission run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and a plethora of state-level voter suppression and voter ID laws, many U.S. citizens are encountering roadblocks on their wayShow More Summary
A new study by Wisconsin academics finds 44,000 voters were kept away. Trump won by 23,000 votes. A new study of registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee Counties who did not vote in the 2016 presidential election found that approximately...Show More Summary
Nearly 17,000 registered Wisconsin voters — potentially more — were kept from the polls in November by the state’s strict voter ID law, according to a new survey of nonvoters by two University of Wisconsin political scientists. The survey,...Show More Summary
Most people who said they were daunted by the law actually had an acceptable form of ID and could have voted, the study found.
Exactly what the GOP wants.
Several voting advocacy groups in Iowa are expressing concern about proposed rules for the state's new voter identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the League of Women … Click to Continue »
The recent Texas voter ID laws that were blocked by a federal district court injunction have just had the enforcement of that order stayed pending the appeal, on the merits, by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the new voter ID laws will remain effective pending......
The former DNC chair has major concerns about the Kris Kobach-led effort and about a new law in New Hampshire that could restrict the student vote.
Last week I reported that a 5th Circuit motions panel, on a 2-1 vote, allowed Texas to enforce its revised voter id law pending appeal in the case. The court put this stay in place this even though the trial court found … Continue reading ?
The other day I reported that a 5th Circuit motions panel, on a 2-1 vote, allowed Texas to enforce its revised voter id law pending appeal in the case. The court did this even though the trial court found Texas … Continue reading ?