The New Hampshire attorney general's office is clarifying voter identification laws in the state in advance of a Tuesday special election. Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards says there has been … Click to Continue »
Texas Observer reports. … Continue reading ?
Last week, Trump's Department of Justice backed a Texas voter ID law that remains reprehensible in its scope. The post Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger appeared first on Rewire.
Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the department has pivoted away from objecting to strict versions of the legislation.
Federal courts have determined that Texas's voter ID law, SB 5, targets people of color for discrimination not once, not twice, but three times since 2011. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi, who first ruled against...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to halt further action against Texas for its voter identification law, saying a measure enacted last month by the Republican-controlled legislature fixed elements ruled discriminatory. In a brief filed on Wednesday at the U.S. District Court...
By Paul J. Weber / Associated Press The battle over voting laws is ongoing in Texas, where the Trump administration is pushing for voter ID restrictions that opponents argue are discriminatory.
The new version allows people without one of those IDs to cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit and bring paperwork showing name and address, such as a bank statement or utility bill. Democrats and minority rights group contend the...Show More Summary
DOJ’s position: Now that Texas passed a new law softening its voter id law, there’s nothing more the court should do. No need to find Texas acted with a discriminatory purpose, no need for an injunction, further judicial supervision, or … Continue reading ?
ProPublica interview with former WI legislator Dale Schultz: The Republicans pushing the voter ID effort cited voter fraud as a concern and a reason to tighten voting rules and requirements. Did anyone ever show you compelling evidence of that? No, in … Continue reading ?
Donald Trump's baseless contention that anywhere from 3 to 5 million people voted illegally led to his dubious "Election Integrity" commission, headed by Mike Pence and anti-immigrant and voter ID law advocate Kris Kobach. Now Trump has tapped another crusader for restricting voting rights to sit on the panel, Hans Von Spakovsky. Show More Summary
Houston Chronicle: Hundreds were delayed from voting and others nearly turned away entirely during the presidential election because of confusion over the status Texas voter ID laws, a new report from a voting rights advocacy group shows. It’s just one … Continue reading ?
I expect this news will make it into a filing before Judge Ramos in the voter id litigation. … Continue reading ?
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Missouri in a bid to prevent its new voter identification from interfering with a local special election next month, saying the measure could disenfranchise voters. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in the Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson...
Civil rights groups are suing Missouri to block the state from requiring voters to show identification when they go to the polls in an upcoming election. In a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the Missouri NAACP and the League of Women...Show More Summary
Two civil rights organizations are suing to stop Missouri's new voter ID law, with their attorneys calling it a gimmick designed to block people from voting. The lawsuit was filed … Click to Continue »
KC Star: Two advocacy groups, claiming the state has failed to provide necessary education to voters, have sued the state of Missouri in an effort to halt a new voter identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement … Continue reading ?
Without a real public education campaign and sufficient funding, the new voter ID law is just another barrier to the ballot. Last November, Missourians approved a ballot measure which cleared the way for legislators to pass a bill to make a photo ID a requirement for voting. Show More Summary
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican nationally known for championing strict voter ID laws, launched a 2018 gubernatorial campaign Thursday. My goal is for Kansas to lead the nation in every way possible. Let's make it happen. Show More Summary
Texas Tribune: A new law softening Texas’ strict voter identification requirements doesn’t absolve the lawmakers from intentionally discriminating against minority voters in 2011 — nor would it properly accommodate those voters going forward, the state’s opponents in a long-running lawsuit … Continue reading ?