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North Carolina GOP Wants Another Discriminatory Voter ID Law as Court Orders 2017 Special Elections

The 2017 special elections will be held after the state's racially gerrymandered districts are redrawn. The post North Carolina GOP Wants Another Discriminatory Voter ID Law as Court Orders 2017 Special Elections appeared first on Rewire.

Strict Voter ID May Be Coming To Michigan

MLive: “Most Michigan voters would have to present an ID card for their votes to count under legislation that popped up suddenly during Michigan’s lame-duck session…. Under the bills a voter without ID would fill out a provisional ballot. That … Continue reading ?

NC Spent Nearly $5 Million So Far Defending Its Voting Law Found to be Intentionally Racially Discriminatory

News and Observer: Since coming to power five years ago, North Carolina Republican lawmakers have spent more than $10.5 million defending controversial laws on everything from redistricting to voter ID to House Bill 2. And the total will only grow … Continue reading ?

Liberals seek to undo Tory changes to voting

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef has introduced legislation that will allow voters to use the voter information card as valid ID to cast a ballot The post Liberals seek to undo Tory changes to voting appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Urban League Says Voter ID Laws Are Racist – But Demands ID for Free Turkey

The National Urban League is an organization that advocates on behalf of African Americans. The far left group opposes Voter... The post Urban League Says Voter ID Laws Are Racist – But Demands ID for Free Turkey appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Restrictive Voter ID Laws and Turnout: What We Might Learn from Texas

Whether the various new voter-ID laws have a significant effect on voter turnout has been notoriously difficult to assess empirically. The recent election results from Texas, however, might provide a way to get some insight into this question not previously … Continue reading ?

“In latest voter ID filing, feds argue Texas discriminated on purpose”

Texas Tribune: Months after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas lawmakers discriminated against African-American and Latino voters in passing a strict voter identification law, the Obama administration and civil rights groups are asking a judge to go a step … Continue reading ?

Texas Democrats lament first presidential election without federal oversight

Last week’s presidential election saw polling places shuttered and not working properly, confusion around ever-changing voter ID laws and voters feeling intimidated at the polls. Now, congressional Democrats are worried … Click to Continue »

“Donald Trump’s shocking upset emboldens Texas GOP” Including on Voter ID

Texas Tribune: One example? Voter ID. Texas lawmakers are under a court order to fix the state’s tough voter ID law when they meet again in January in Austin. The likelihood that the fix is “not going to be overturned … Continue reading ?

Voter ID Law Hurt Turnout In Wisconsin

“Wisconsin’s voter ID law caused problems at the polls in the city and likely contributed to lower voter turnout, Milwaukee’s elections chief said Thursday,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “The city saw a decline of some 41,000 voters in Tuesday’s election compared with 2012, when President [...]

JOSH KRAUSHAAR: How Obama Inadvertently Set the Stage for Trump’s Presidency. In­stead of of­…

JOSH KRAUSHAAR: How Obama Inadvertently Set the Stage for Trump’s Presidency. In­stead of of­fer­ing voters a de­tailed policy agenda, Obama won the pres­id­ency in part thanks to his iden­tity, an iden­tity that power­fully ad­dressed a his­tor­ic­al wrong. In the pro­cess, he made it pos­sible for Trump to ad­vance to the pres­id­ency on the strength of […]

Did Restrictive Voter ID Laws and Other Voting Laws Matter to the Election Outcome?

I am getting this question a lot this morning. Let me begin by saying it is the wrong question to ask (for reasons I explain below). But here’s what we know if we were trying to answer this question: If … Continue reading ?

Long Lines and Minor Glitches for Voters on a Peaceful Election Day

Voting problems amounted to malfunctioning machines, long lines and mix-ups over voter ID laws here and there, but no major disruptions anywhere so far.

College students protest voter ID laws; possibly to commit fraud

It was the eve of Election Day, and a group of college students gathered outside a Capitol building. They were there to protest laws that they believe make it hard

Missouri Voters Have a Chance to Defeat Voter ID Once and for All

Missouri could become the next state to require voters to bring a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. The referendum on the ballot asks voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution and permit legislators to pass voter ID laws, a decade after the state Supreme Court declared the practice unconstitutional. Show More Summary

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