The left is all balled up in knots over the false claim that voter ID laws are meant specifically to “suppress” the vote of minorities and to swing elections to the GOP. This is a lie. And even The New York Times essentially agrees that this is a lie. Show More Summary
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: Voter ID Laws Don’t Suppress Minority Voters.
On voter ID laws and non-citizen voting.
Voter ID laws don’t swing elections, except in rare, very-close races, reports Nate Cohn. …the so-called margin of disenfranchisement — the number of registered voters who do not appear to have photo identification — grossly overstates the potential electoral consequences of these laws. These figures overstate the number of voters who truly lack identification. Those [...]
Republican-led voter-ID laws may be pernicious, but Nate Cohn says there are three reasons to think their actual electoral impact is overstated: To begin with, the true number of registered voters without photo identification is usually much lower than the statistics on registered voters without identification suggest. Show More Summary
Provisional ballots cast by nearly 500 voters in Texas on Nov. 4 never became official -- part of the fallout from the state’s tough voter ID law
Less than two weeks after they won a majority in the state legislature, Republican lawmakers are already writing bills that would require photo identification to vote. The post Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A majority of those who voted in the poll last week foolishly think voter ID laws are about preventing fraud. The real motivation is to keep those who typically vote Democratic from voting: A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay...
Barack Obama’s Attorney General pick is just as racist as his previous pick. Loretta Lynch told a crowd last year that voter ID laws are racist and must be stopped. “50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after … Continue reading ?
Voter ID laws target students and the young -- it's an active campaign to keep twentysomethings from the polls
Photo ID laws resulted in six million fewer people voting this year, most of them poor or people of color, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald. (h/t RightWingWatch) Just look at seven key Senate races and one gubernatorial race (Florida, where Rick Scott tightened felon re-enfranchisement laws in one of his first acts as [...]
This morning I guest hosted for Mike Kapel on WDAY AM970 and talked about the ID issues some voters had on Tuesday. I spoke with Kyle Thiel, a Bismarck resident who sent on a wild goose chase back to Dickinson where he lived previously in an effort to vote that was ultimately in vain. Thiel...
The voter ID law was just the beginning of the problems. The post Provisional Ballots More Than Double In Texas Since Last Midterm Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Poll monitors and voting rights groups reported thousands of questions and complaints during the early hours of voting in the first major national election since the Supreme Court overturned key aspects of the Voting Rights Act.
From the November 4 edition of Fox News' Your World With Neil Cavuto: Previously: Evidence Piles Up Against Right-Wing Media's Defense Of Voter ID Fox News Admits WI Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Voters 31 In A Billion: Election Expert's Report Shatters Right-Wing Media Voter ID Myths
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday suggested that Americans did not deserve to be part of the democratic process if they found that obtaining a government issued voter ID was “too difficult.” “If you just sit it out election after election then — well frankly...
This Election Day, a number of states are implementing strict new voter ID laws and registration policies in a high-turnout election for the first time. These measures have been found to have the potential to disenfranchise thousands...Show More Summary
Tribal ID doesn't count either. In a ruling early last month, federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos blasted the state of Texas for its discriminatory voter ID law and issued an injunction against it. But then the Fifth Circuit...Show More Summary
Texas has 26.45 million citizens, 13.6 million adults registered to vote — and only 340 voters with state-issued voter ID. After the Supreme Court upheld Texas' deeply controversial voter ID law — which requires voters to present one...Show More Summary
The only competitive congressional race in Texas this year pits incumbent Democratic Rep. Pete Gallego against Republican William Hurd in the massive 23rd district, which stretches across the entire southwestern part of the state. It's also the race most likely to be affected by Texas' strict new voter ID law. Show More Summary