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 […]
Grassley says legislation under consideration "seems to create only a fig leaf of protection for legitimate voter ID laws."
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...
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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’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
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.
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
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
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...
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.
The ex-labor secretary on the Freedom Summer of '65 and the destructive potential of the state's new voter ID law
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.
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
Voter ID laws must not be all that bad if black folks like them, right?
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......